UPDATE: Jonathan Charles Livermore Killed in Arlington, TX Hit-and-run Accident
UPDATE (December 3, 2019): Authorities identified the victim as 29-year-old Jonathan Charles Livermore. Details surrounding the fatal incident are still under investigation.
Arlington, TX -- November 29, 2019, a man died as the result of an accident where a vehicle struck him on East Division Street and fled the scene.
At around 2:30 a.m., authorities with the Arlington Police Department responded to the accident scene. It happened near the intersection of East Division Street and Great Southwest Parkway.
In their reports, officials said that a 29-year-old man was on foot at the time. Somehow, a passing vehicle struck him. That vehicle left the scene, and authorities found the victim unresponsive on the side of the road.
The victim died as a result of the accident. Authorities continue to search for the runaway driver.
Investigations are ongoing.
Whenever someone runs from the scene of an accident, it sends off red flags that they might have been drunk. The fact this happened half an hour after last call in an area with plenty of bars only bolsters my suspicions. Once police find the driver responsible for this tragic event, they should also look into whether or not a bar contributed as well.
Texas Dram Shop Law states that an alcohol provider that over-serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated customer can be liable for damages resulting from that person's intoxication. It's important that the establishments that flout the law and put the community in danger face consequences for their actions--especially when their actions get someone killed.
If the community remains vigilant and keeps these reports in the public eye, there's still hope they catch the driver responsible for this. They can then seek answers about everything that led to this tragic event.
--Grossman Law Offices