Jackie Calhoun Jr. Injured in Motorcycle Crash on FM 927 in Bosque County, TX
Bosque County, TX — September 2, 2022, 66-year-old Jackie Calhoun Jr. was injured in a motorcycle accident on FM 927 in Bosque County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 11:25 p.m. on Farm to Market Road 927 near County Road 2597. Preliminary investigation suggests Calhoun was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on the roadway when he lost control in a curve. The bike passed through the eastbound lanes and ran off the south side of the road, then skidded and overturned in the grass beyond.
Calhoun suffered serious injuries in the crash. Investigators noted an odor of alcohol coming from his person and requested a subpoena of his treatment records for a DWI investigation.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Jackie Calhoun Jr. Accident in Bosque County
Any time authorities bring up alcohol as a possible factor it deserves serious consideration. Having said that, though, I don't write this blog to wag a judgmental finger about alcohol use. Folks generally understand the dangers of drunk driving without a sermon, and quite frankly I'm far more concerned with helping any victims of these crashes than I am about chastising them.
That's why I write about lesser-known or underutilized areas of the law like dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages he causes or suffers while under the influence. If treatment records confirm the Bosque County victim was impaired as suspected, whoever helped him get that way may have a duty to help him get back on his feet.
Dram shop serves the dual purpose of getting DWI crash victims much-needed help and holding a negligent business accountable for its part in the damage done. Not every drunk driving crash starts with a business' negligent over-service and I'm not pointing at any local bars near FM 927; I'm only saying that the alcohol's source is an important detail to know for certain. Will police devote the time and care needed to find that out, or should someone else step in to fill the blanks they leave behind?