• October 27, 2022

Everest Hodges Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash off I-35 in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos, TX — October 8, 2022, 21-year-old Everest Hodges was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Hays County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:40 p.m. on I-35 at Sherwood Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Hodges was driving a Ford Expedition, possibly fleeing the scene of another accident, when he tried to enter the southbound freeway at mile marker 202.

According to reports Hodges lost control on the ramp and veered sharply right, causing the Ford to drive over the berm and through the access road. It then crashed into a metal billboard pole.

Hodges suffered serious injuries in the accident. Investigators suspected he was under the influence of alcohol and requested a warrant for blood sample collection.

No further information is currently available.

Everest Hodges Injured in San Marcos, TX Auto Accident off I-35

Commentary on Everest Hodges Accident in San Marcos

Police seem to think alcohol was a factor in this accident (and possibly the one the victim was allegedly fleeing as well). Blood tests may prove them right, and if they are there may be further implications that could help the victim get back on his feet, but at the same time a full and careful investigation will consider whether anything else had a hand in the damage done.

Some may not see a need to explore other possibilities if police so assertively pointed at alcohol, but many single-vehicle crashes are more complicated than folks tend to realize. Moreover, the cause of a wreck isn't necessarily the same as the cause of a victim's injuries, so to be sure both are properly identified more work is probably necessary. Will police just stamp "alcohol" on their reports and move on, or will they (or someone else) put in more work to ensure the victim gets the help he deserves?

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