• September 23, 2022

Alex Skees Injured in Car Accident in Atascosa County, TX

Atascosa County, TX -- September 7, 2022, Alex Skees was injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided.

Initial details suggested that the incident happened at approximately 9:11 p.m. at the intersection of FM 2790 and Luckey Road.

It appears that 64-year-old Alex Skees was in a Pontiac G6 traveling southbound on Luckey Road. While crossing FM 2790, a collision occurred with an eastbound vehicle.

Skees was said to have incapacitating injuries while no injuries were mentioned for the other driver. Police said they were looking into alcohol as a possible factor, but details cannot be confirmed at this time.

Commentary in Alex Skees Car Accident in Atascosa County

In crashes like this, it's obviously a big red flag that alcohol may have been involved. But things aren't always so simple. For one, investigations can show that authorities are wrong, and there were other factors to consider. Alternatively, alcohol can become far more complex than folks realize if it turns out a local business is liable for the victims' injuries.

Alex Skees Injured in Car Accident in Atascosa County, TX

This is due to dram shop law which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only does this potentially provide people with much needed help, but it can also hold accountable a negligent business that would otherwise continue putting the public at risk. Is that something authorities have considered here? If this incident is like most that come across my desk, it will likely take more thorough independent investigations to really get clear answers.

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