Carlos Garza Jr. Killed in Car Accident on McPherson Road in Laredo, TX
UPDATE (December 15, 2022): Details say that the victim, identified as 23-year-old Carlos Garza Jr.. succumbed to his injuries days following the accident. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Laredo, TX -- November 23, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident along McPherson which authorities allege involved intoxication.
Authorities were called to the area of McPherson Road and Saunders Street just before midnight. It appears that a motorcyclist and an SUV collided at the crossing, ejecting and critically injuring the motorcyclist.
In reports, officials say the SUV driver was Jose Gilberto Ramos. The allege he was intoxicated at the time and will face a charge for intoxication assault. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Carlos Garza Jr. Car Accident in Laredo
It's obviously serious to see someone accused of driving while intoxicated and causing a serious accident. But as straight-forward as folks may see all of this, the reality is it could be quite complex depending on if the suspect was indeed intoxicated and if that intoxicant was alcohol. This is due to dram shop law.
In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. It can be a significant source of assistance for the victims and families, but it can also get those negligent businesses to clean up their act before more people get hurt. Is that something investigators are looking into here?