Juan Mejia Injured in Car Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- March 9, 2022, Juan Mejia was injured following an accident where Mejia's vehicle and a truck collided.
Authorities said that the incident happened at around 12:00 a.m. off the corner of Southwest Freeway and Gessner Road.
It appears that 26-year-old Juan Mejia was in a Toyota Corolla traveling up the freeway ramp to get on northbound lanes of the freeway. Ahead, a Dodge truck was parked along the side of the ramp partially in the roadway. Mejia's vehicle then crashed into the back of that truck.
Mejia was said to have incapacitating injuries following the crash. Factors surrounding the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Juan Mejia Car Accident in Houston
I certainly can't speculate about the factors surrounding this crash without more thorough investigations. I know folks will likely assume alcohol was a factor given the time of the crash. That's certainly possible--in fact it's crucial to consider if a bar over-served someone and contributing to the crash, since that bar could then be liable for the victim's injuries under dram shop law. But what about other factors? Medical conditions, mechanical issues, poor lighting, lack of signage, hazardous road design--likely or not, getting folks the help they need means leaving no stone unturned. If authorities aren't being that prudent, there may need to be more thorough independent investigations.