Eutimio “Tim” Barrera Killed in Wrong-Way Accident in Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX -- October 9, 2022, Tim Barrera was killed after an accident where a wrong-way driver hit his motorcycle.
Initial details said the collision occcurred at around 10:30 p.m. in the Flour Bluff area near South Padre Island Drive and Waldron Road.
It appears that 54-year-old Eutimio "Tim" Barrera was on a motorcycle traveling along the feeder road when a vehicle traveling the wrong way crashed into Barrera's bike.
Barrera sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Police identified the wrong-way driver as 30-year-old Sarah Hoss. They alleged that Hoss faces charges for intoxication manslaughter. No further information is available.
Commentary on Tim Barrera Wrong-Way Accident in Corpus Christi
If the allegations here prove to be true, it tragically wouldn't be that surprising. Whenever a driver goes the wrong way on a limited access roadway, it's almost always a sign they were intoxicated. Not only that, but it's often a sign that they were significantly intoxicated. Why is that important?
The reason that matters is because that tends to happen after local bars and other venues illegally over-serve someone who was obviously intoxicated. Doing so can make that law-breaking business liable under dram shop law for contributing to the resulting crash. I certainly can't say if that happened here without more thorough investigations, but I'd say a man losing his life warrants every possible step to ensure those responsible are facing the appropriate consequences.