Abundio Gonzalez Reyes Killed in Car Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- October 2, 2022, Abundio Gonzalez Reyes was killed after an accident where his vehicle crashed off the freeway.
Investigations indicated that the incident happened at around 7:17 p.m. along the North Freeway at Rankin Road. It appears that Abundio Gonzalez Reyes was in a vehicle traveling northbound on the freeway. After taking the Rankin exit ramp, the vehicle somehow left its lane and hit a concrete object.
As a result of the collision, Reyes sustained fatal injuries. At this time, the cause of the crash remains unclear.
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UPDATE (November 9, 2022): Recent details have suggested that alcohol may be a factor here. To be clear, I wouldn't believe that without seeing the evidence myself. Lord knows it wouldn't be the first time authorities got something wrong. But that possibility would likely present unique challenges for those involved in the accident. That's because it could mean that a local establishment is responsible for contributing to this person's tragic death.
dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. It's important both for the family to see accountability and for the community to know those negligent businesses will face consequences for their actions.
Again, what I said below stand: there needs to be thorough investigations into all kinds of possible factors. I just know how important it is that folks know about these little-talked about areas of the law. People have rights, and they deserve an opportunity to pursue them whenever possible.
ORIGINAL: When it comes to single vehicle wrecks like this, folks are often quick to assume the driver did something wrong. Even authorities can be quick to jump to conclusions. Ultimately, though, there are many reasons a tragedy like this can happen. It's why understanding those possibilities, likely or not, can be crucial for getting folks the answers they deserve. It remains to be seen if those steps are being taken here.