Deer Park, TX Single-Vehicle Accident Injures Woman on Highway 225
Deer Park, TX -- February 23, 2020, a woman was injured after an accident where her vehicle crashed off the side of Highway 225.
Authorities with the Deer Park Police Department reported that the crash happened at around 3:45 p.m. near Highway 225 and Battleground Road.
Officials said that a 21-year-old woman was driving a Mazda 3 along the westbound lanes of the highway. For reasons still under investigation, her vehicle drifted to the right and crashed off-road. This caused her car to overturn onto the service road.
Rescue teams extricated the woman from the scene with injuries said to be incapacitating. It appears no one else was involved in the crash.
Police believe alcohol or drugs may have contributed to the crash. They have yet to confirm this. Other factors are also under investigation.
It obviously stands out here that drugs or alcohol may have played a role here. It's important to consider these possibilities as there could be unique consequences under Texas law. Specifically, if alcohol contributed to the crash, whoever ave the driver her alcohol may also be liable for her injuries.
This is due to Texas Dram Shop Law. The law basically says that bars, restaurants, stores, and other providers can held liable for drunk driving crashes if they over-served the drunk driver while that person was obviously intoxicated. This not only ensures that negligent businesses face consequences for their actions, it also gives victims an avenue through which they can get much needed help for their injuries.
As I said, police have yet to confirm exactly what factors led to this crash. It's important that they do so that those affected by the crash can take the next steps forward, especially if that means getting the assistance they need.