• October 23, 2020

Motorcycle, SUV Accident Injures 1 at McCullough Avenue Roundabout in Olmos Park, TX

Olmos Park, TX -- October 23, 2020, one person was injured due to an accident where a motorcyclist and an SUV crashed along McCullough Avenue.

Investigators with the Olmos Park Police Department were called to the crash scene at around 2:00 a.m. In their initial reports, officers said that a motorcyclist and an SUV were traveling through the McCullough Avenue roundabout and somehow collided. This threw the motorcyclist off their bike.

EMS transported the motorcyclist to a hospital. It appears no one else was hurt. The driver of SUV claimed to be distracted by a passenger leading up to the crash. Additional details are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Motorcycle/SUV Accident on McCullough Avenue in Olmos Park

Olmos Park TX Motorcycle Accident McCullough Avenue

Reports seem to indicate that distraction caused this crash, and that wouldn't be too unusual. However, at 2:00 a.m., I can't help but wonder if there's more to this. To be blunt, a lot of crashes around this time involve alcohol. That's because people are on their way home from bars. Even during these times, there are plenty of places still open and serving alcohol. Here's why I bring this up. In Texas, Dram Shop Law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. So, if alcohol causes a crash, and that alcohol was over-served by a local business, the victims and families can hold that business accountable for contributing to the crash. While there's no indication that happened here, it's possible that more thorough investigations would reveal a more concerning series of events than the news lets on.

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