Darian Casias Injured in Car Accident in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX -- September 10, 2022, Darian Casias was injured due to an accident where his vehicle crashed along the highway.
Details released indicated that the crash took place at around 2:41 a.m. on I-27 crossing Hillside Road and Star Lane.
Authorities said they believe that 23-year-old Darian Casias was in a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate. The vehicle then swerved and crashed off the side of an overpass, falling to the ground below
Casias was said to have incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. Others did not appear to be involved. Authorities mentioned looking into alcohol as a possible factor.
Commentary on Darian Casias Car Accident in Amarillo
To be clear up front, there is no confirmation that alcohol was a factor here. It's something police always look into when a crash involves someone driving the wrong direction. A proper investigation should also consider things like medical conditions, fatigue, poor or lack of lighting an signage, or just an inexplicable mistake.
Now, if alcohol was a factor, of course, it could mean some local business contributed to this accident. Folks on the wrong way of an interstate were often illegally over-served by a local bar, which is illegal in Texas. Victims and families could then confront that bar under dram shop law to hold them accountable and to get the help they need.
One way or another, experience makes me skeptical authorities are getting the full story here. Instead of jumping to conclusions, it'd likely be best if folks waited for all the facts to come to light.