Elizabeth Ann Martinez, 1 Injured in Car Accident on East 11th Street in Austin, TX
UPDATE (October 24, 2022): Recent information identified a passenger involved in the crash. That person was said to be 39-year-old Elizabeth Ann Martinez, who had injuries described as incapacitating. The driver's identity remains unclear. Authorities mentioned alcohol as part of their investigations, but nothing has been officially confirmed at this time.
Austin, TX -- October 3, 2022, two people were injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed into a light pole along East 11th.
Investigators were called to the area of East 11th Street and Sabine Street at around 2:50 a.m. It appears that a vehicle was traveling along the road when it somehow ran off-road and hit a pole.
Two people in the car, a man and a woman, sustained unspecified injuries. Authorities have not yet confirmed a specific cause for the crash.
Commentary on Car Accident on East 11th Street in Austin
I'm sure people will jump to conclusions reading these reports. A car accident just after bars close is always a red flag alcohol may have been involved. That's important to look into here, certainly, especially if a local bar illegally over-served the driver and is liable for contributing to the crash under dram shop law. That said, there are many factors that can cause a car accident like this, and the driver isn't always able to avoid the crash. Understanding these possible factors can help folks ensure they have the right people looking into the situation and getting them the full story.