• August 31, 2020

Dallas, TX Single-Vehicle Accident Kills 1, Injures 1 on Royal Lane

Dallas, TX -- August 31, 2020, one person was killed and one person was injured following an accident where a vehicle crashed off Royal Lane.

Investigators with the Dallas Police Department reported that the crash happened at around 3:00 a.m. off the corner of Royal Lane and Webb Chapel.

Initial reports said that a vehicle was driving along the roadway, reportedly crossing multiple traffic lanes. The car then lost control and ran off-road where it crashed into multiple trees.

One person in the car succumbed to fatal injuries as a result of the crash. A passenger went to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

Currently, the factors leading up to the crash are under investigation.

Commentary

Dallas Car Accident Attorney Michael Grossman

At 3:00 a.m., it's very likely police are looking into alcohol as a potential factor here. Not only is that common, it's common to find that a local alcohol provider contributed to the crash by over-serving the driver. Since that's illegal in Texas, victims and families have the right to pursue a Dram Shop claim against those businesses to hold them accountable for contributing to a deadly wreck.

But that's just a common factor. Authorities generally have no problem looking into those, but what about unusual factors? A manufacturing defect that leads to a mechanical failure, for example, is not very common. But can it lead to a deadly wreck like this? Absolutely? The issue is police rarely look into these possibilities, so such problems usually only come to light when independent accident reconstructionists look into the details. Is that going to happen here? I'd certainly hope so, if only to ensure the victims and families affected know they're getting the full story.

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