• October 07, 2022

Five Injured in Car Accident on FM 510 in Cameron County, TX

Cameron County, TX -- August 21, 2022, five people were injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed on FM 510.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 3:00 a.m. along FM 510 in the area of FM 3069.

It appears that a Ford Fusion was westbound on FM 510 and may have failed to yield while making a left turn onto FM 3069. As a result, the Ford crashed with an eastbound Dodge Durango.

The driver of the Ford was possibly identified as Fortunato Noe Jimenez, though this has not been officially confirmed at this time. Jimenez, if the information is accurate, had injuries said to be non-incapacitating. Three passengers had similar injuries while a fourth passenger was said to have incapacitating injuries.

Police said they were looking into alcohol as a possible factor, but this, too, has yet to be confirmed.

Commentary on Car Accident on FM 510 in Cameron County

Just because police bring up alcohol doesn't necessarily mean it was a factor. Folks don't realize that early details sometimes reflect what the best guess of investigators is while further investigations can show there were other factors involved. If alcohol was a factor, though, it's important to find out where it came from.

Five Injured in Car Accident on FM 510 in Cameron County, TX

In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars and other establishments serving someone to the point they get themselves and others hurt warrants consequences. It so happens dram shop gives victims and families the opportunity to pursue those consequences as well as much needed help. So while there's no way to say right now if alcohol was a factor here, it needs to be part of a thorough investigation.

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