Rodolfo Alvarez Injured in Rollover Accident on FM 1053 in Pecos County, TX
Pecos County, TX — September 25, 2022, 36-year-old Rodolfo Alvarez was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on FM 1053 in Pecos County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:00 a.m. on FM 1053 near mile marker 382. Preliminary investigation suggests Alvarez was driving a Dodge Durango SUV south on the roadway, possibly at high speeds, when he failed to negotiate a curve. He drove onto the right shoulder and over-corrected, causing the pickup to side-skid through the road and off its left side. It crashed through a fence, overturned, and rolled several times before coming to rest in a pasture.
Alvarez suffered serious injuries in the crash. Investigators suspected he was under the influence of alcohol and collected blood samples for testing.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Rodolfo Alvarez Accident in Pecos County
It's always serious when police bring up alcohol as a potential cause for a wreck. If blood tests confirm their suspicions in Pecos County, some may think that just means the driver will be charged accordingly. However, I think it's important that everyone responsible for the wreck and the victim's injuries be held responsible for their part. That's why it's important to talk about Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who sell or serve more drinks to an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes or suffers while under the influence. A dram shop claim against a reckless bar lets DWI accident victims seek much-needed help and makes sure the offending business faces consequences for endangering its customers and the public.
Not all such accidents begin with bars breaking the law, but the source of the alcohol is an important (and too often overlooked) detail to learn. Unfortunately, police rarely spend the time to do so as they're generally content to catch and charge their intoxicated customers. If one may have contributed to the victim's injuries in Pecos County, then proving that might take independent efforts. With the right allies and the evidence they find, many folks have successfully held bad alcohol providers accountable for the damage they helped cause.