Andrew Humphrey Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Grimes County, TX
Grimes County, TX -- October 31, 2020, Andrew Humphrey was injured after an accident where his motorcycle crashed off the side of the road.
Investigators with the Texas DPS reported that the crash happened at around 2:15 p.m. near the intersection of FM 3090 and County Road 186.
According to reports, 66-year-old Andrew Humphrey was driving a motorcycle along FM 3090. The motorcycle somehow lost control on a curve, causing the motorcycle to run off-road and crash.
Humphrey went to a hospital with incapacitating injuries. Police say Humphrey admitted to drinking two beers prior to the crash. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Andrew Humphrey Motorcycle Accident in Grimes County
It clearly stands out that alcohol may be a factor here. The victim reportedly admitted to drinking just two beers. Quite frankly, it's a bit of a cliche at this point for a drunk driver to say they only had two drinks when they actually had a lot more. To be clear, I have no reason to doubt the man's claim, but even so, it's worth addressing just how complex an alcohol-related crash can be in Texas.
Anyone hurt in a crash involving alcohol needs to understand Dram Shop Law. The law basically says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. This could be a bar, a restaurant, a liquor store, or even a gas station. These negligent businesses cause harm to the community, so it's only just that victims and families have the opportunity to hold them accountable for their actions.
Again, that may not be at all what happened here. But considering the reportedly serious injuries resulting from this crash, I think it's more important to consider all possible legal avenues to get help for those injuries.