Andrea Fernandez Sanchez, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Edinburg, TX
Edinburg, TX -- October 1, 2022, Andrea Fernandez Sanchez and two others were injured following an accident possibly involving alcohol.
In initial details, it appears that the crash took place at around 5:00 a.m. along Closner Boulevard at Trenton Road.
61-year-old Andrea Fernandez Sanchez was in a Chevy Malibu traveling southbound on Closner Boulevard. At Trenton, police say that a westbound Nissan Maxima failed to regard a red light, crashing into Fernandez Sanchez's vehicle.
Due to the crash, two teenagers in the Nissan had incapacitating injuries. Fernandez Sanchez's injuries were not specified. Police said they believed the Nissan driver, 19-year-old Romeo Munoz, was intoxicated. This and other details remain unconfirmed.
Commentary on Andrea Fernandez Sanchez Car Accident in Edinburg
Obviously any mention of alcohol is one to take seriously, but it's even more concerning the driver possibly intoxicated at the time was also underage. Folks seeing that may then be very keen to know where exactly the driver got their alcohol, as it's possible there's a business out there serving teenagers. What may surprise some people, however, is that professionals like myself look into where alcohol came from regardless of the driver's age. This is due to a crucial area of the law which can be of significant help to the victims and families.
This area of the law is called dram shop law. It basically says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. So not only could some corner store be in trouble for serving a minor, but they could also be liable if their illegal service of alcohol contributed to the crash itself. Is that something authorities here have been diligent in pursuing? If not, there may need to be more thorough independent investigations.