Joe Riojas Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- October 30, 2022, Joe Riojas was killed following an accident where his vehicle crashed into a tree.
Investigators reported that the crash happened at around 3:20 a.m. along Bonnie View Road and Kilburn Avenue.
It appears that 28-year-old Joe Riojas was in a Chrysler traveling southbound along Bonnie View when the vehicle somehow ran off-road on a curve. The vehicle then hit a tree.
Due to the collision, Riojas sustained fatal injuries. No others were said to be involved. Police said they believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but this has not been confirmed.
Commentary on Joe Riojas Single-Vehicle Accident in Dallas
To be rather blunt, I can't help but be a bit skeptical of police saying alcohol was a factor here. The reason for that is simply because I've seen so many reports where police brought up alcohol, and it just turned out to be the officer jumping to conclusions based on their "gut instinct". Is alcohol common in a crash like this? Certainly, and it can even raise serious concerns about a local bar possibly illegally over-serving the victim and needing to be held accountable. But if investigators haven't looked into things like mechanical defects, tire failures, medical conditions, road hazards, or even other drivers that left the scene, how can they say they're getting this man's loved ones the answers they deserve?