Bradyn Gachuzo Injured in Car Accident in Parker County, TX
Parker County, TX -- August 20, 2022, Bradyn Gachuzo was injured as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed off-road.
Investigations indicated that the incident happened at around 7:50 a.m. along College Road near FM 52.
Officials said that 18-year-old Bradyn Gachuzo was in a Chevy Colorado traveling southbound on College Road. The vehicle lost control on a curve, causing it to run off-road and hit a tree.
Gachuzo was taken to a hospital with incapacitating injuries. Authorities mentioned that they suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash. This cannot currently be confirmed.
Commentary on Bradyn Gachuzo Car Accident in Parker County
To be perfectly clear up front, if it turned out police were outright wrong here, it wouldn't be the first time. As quick as folks are to blame teenage drivers after a crash, I consistently talk about the importance of letting the evidence speak for itself. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception to that.
With that said, even the slightest possibility someone out there may have provided alcohol to a teenager is concerning. Not only could that person or business get in serious criminal trouble, they could even be liable for the crash under dram shop if they illegally over-served the driver.
That's why I am as adamant about not jumping to conclusions as I am about taking initial police suspicions seriously. Folks should give victims the benefit of the doubt, but that shouldn't come at the expense of being thorough and accurate. After all, doing so could be a way to get someone some much needed help regardless of mistakes they may or may not have made.