Sie Garcia Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Weslaco, TX
Weslaco, TX -- November 12, 2022, Sie Garcia was killed following an accident where a vehicle struck him along North Texas Boulevard.
Preliminary details said that the crash took place at around 9:00 p.m. along North Texas Boulevard north of I-2.
It appears authorities received several calls about someone in the road following a collision. The driver involved remained at the scene to speak with authorities.
Sie Garcia was identified as the pedestrian. Garcia succumbed to fatal injuries due to the accident. Police mentioned they believe Garcia was intoxicated at the time, but they didn't give additional details.
Commentary on Sie Garcia Pedestrian Accident in Weslaco
It may strike some people as insensitive for authorities to bring up the victim's intoxication here. In reality, though, that's something even I make sure gets attention after a fatal pedestrian accident. Folks tend to only look at alcohol in terms of drunk driving, but the reality is businesses in Texas have a duty not to over-serve people precisely because accidents like this can happen.
Not long ago, for example, I handled a situation involving a drunk pedestrian. He had been over-served by a local bowling alley to the point he had no idea where he was walking. Despite trying to do the right thing by not driving home, his dangerous level of intoxication caused him to wander into traffic where a vehicle hit and killed him.
That establishment was liable under dram shop law for over-serving the victim and contributing to the accident. This is something folks need to consider after a serious accident both to get much needed help and to ensure a law-breaking businesses faces consequences for their actions. Maybe alcohol wasn't really a factor here, but it's important to take these possibilities seriously so the victim's loved ones can at least get some answers.