Chelsea Bridwell Injured in Single-Vehicle Rollover Accident in Nacogdoches County, TX; Alcohol Possible
Nacogdoches County, TX -- October 25, 2020, Chelsea Bridwell was injured after an accident where the vehicle she was in overturned off-road.
Investigators with the Texas DPS reported that the crash took place at around 3:25 a.m. along FM 95.
According to reports, 27-yeear-old Chelsea Bridwell was in a vehicle traveling along the road. The unidentified driver apparently lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn and eject Bridwell. Authorities said the driver of the vehicle left the scene.
Bridwell had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police say they found alcohol in the vehicle. Investigations are ongoing at this time.
Commentary on Chelsea Bridwell Rollover Accident in Nacogdoches County
Anytime a driver leaves the scene of a crash, as allegedly happened here, alcohol is a strong possibility. With police apparently finding alcohol in the vehicle, it seems unquestionable. Obviously that would require more thorough investigations, but if alcohol was a factor here, there are other details to look into beyond just identifying the driver (though that is likely the top priority here).
Basically, anytime alcohol contributes to an accident, investigators need to find out where that alcohol came from. This is due to Dram Shop Law. Dram Shop Law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Just as drunk drivers have consequences to face for their actions, so, too, do the businesses who recklessly over-serve their customers and contribute to serious accidents.
Again, that might not apply to this incident at all, but anyone who is seriously hurt in a crash like this deserves to know what options there are for getting help. This crash shouldn't be the exception to that.