Fidel Mora Rosas Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Texarkana, TX
Texarkana, TX -- June 26, 2022, Fidel Mora Rosas was killed and two people were injured after an accident where two vehicles collided.
Investigators were called to the scene at around 2:00 a.m. along Jarvis Parkway/Loop 151 near mile marker 743.
Officials said that 70-year-old Fidel Mora Rosas was in a Chevy 1500, allegedly traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway. Doing so, the pickup crashed head-on into a Dodge Avenger driven by a 17-year-old.
Due to the collision, Rosas sustained fatal injuries. The other driver and an 18-year-old passenger in the Dodge had incapacitating and non-incapacitating injuries, respectively. Alcohol was brought up as a possible contributing factor.
Commentary on Fidel Mora Rosas Car Accident in Texarkana
It's not surprising to see alcohol brought up after a crash like this. Quite frankly, it's the most common reason someone gets on the wrong side of the road. What makes that particularly important to consider, though, is the fact wrong-way collisions also tend to involve local bars or other providers illegally over-serving someone to the point they couldn't tell which side of the road they were on.
Could it be that happened here? If so, that business in question may be liable for contributing to a man's death and two kids going to the hospital. With all of that said, alcohol is the most common factor, but it isn't the only possibility.
Medical emergencies, poor signage or lighting, simple confusion in an unfamiliar area--likely or not, I would never suggest taking details like these at face value with making absolutely certain other possible factors got enough attention, as well. The priority should be to ensure those affected by this crash are getting the answers and the help they deserve.