Cypress, TX — A fatal accident between a Suzuki motorcycle and a Range Rover SUV left Cesar Lerman dead early Wednesday morning, April 17, 2013. Police said the accident happened at Telge Road and Spring Cypress Road at about 8:20 a.m. The driver of the Range Rover was arrested for intoxication manslaughter.
Lerman was reportedly riding north on Telge Road when a white Range Rover pulled out from a business driveway and did not yield. The two vehicles collided and Lerman was fatally injured. He was taken to a local hospital by paramedics, but passed away a short time later. Police said that the driver of the Range Rover was arrested for intoxication manslaughter after police suspected that they were under the influence of alcohol.
Scene of the Accident
Whenever alcohol is involved in an accident like this, I recommend that a full investigation be done – including where the driver was allegedly drinking and any past infractions. In the state of Texas, a bar can be held liable for an accident if one of their customers is over-served and then causes an accident. However, chances are that this restaurant or bar has a history of over-serving their patrons. One of the ways to prevent accidents like this from happening is by holding the bar or restaurant responsible for their part in all of it. If a patron is served alcohol beyond the point of obvious physical intoxication, then it becomes negligence on the bar’s part. I typically don’t have to look very far before seeing signs that alcohol service is very loosely monitored in these situations.