David Legrand Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Van Zandt County, TX
Van Zandt County, TX -- October 31, 2020, David Legrand sustained injuries due to an accident where his motorcycle overturned.
According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened along northbound County Road 3502 at around 9:30 p.m.
In their reports, officials said that 58-year-old David Legrand was driving a motorcycle along the road when the motorcycle lost control. The bike fell over, ejecting Legrand.
Legrand sustained incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. Police allege that Legrand was under the influence of alcohol, and they charged him with DWI.
Additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on David Legrand Motorcycle Accident in Van Zandt County
People tend to read about crashes like this and just assume there's nothing else to consider. Even if these allegations are true, there may be more to this situation. Texas has a unique area of the law called Dram Shop Law. Basically, it says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. So, for example, if a someone is on their way home from a restaurant or bar, that establishment could be responsible if they broke the law and contributed to a serious drunk driving crash. Not only would Dram Shop see them held accountable, it could provide an avenue for the victims and families affected to get the help they need. So, did something like that happen here? At the very least, there should be more thorough investigations to find out what all did happen here.