Grand Prairie Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on TX-360 in Arlington, TX
Arlington, TX -- April 19, 2021, one person was injured following an accident where a vehicle crashed along the side of Highway 360.
Investigators were called to the scene just before 8:30 p.m. along TX-360 near Six Flags Drive.
According to reports, a 55-year-old Grand Prairie man was in a Honda Accord traveling northbound on the highway. Police allege that the man was under the influence of alcohol and lost control, crashing into the barrier.
The Grand Prairie man had reportedly incapacitating injuries. Authorities say the driver faces a DWI charge. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident at TX-360 & Six Flags in Arlington
Folks tend to look at crashes like this and just assume that authorities file their charges and everyone moves on. That does happen, but there are often additional factors that need to be considered. Alcohol is particularly unique in Texas due to Dram Shop Law.
Essentially, if a driver crashes on their way home from a bar or a similar establishment, that establishment could bear responsibility. If they over-served the driver while they were obviously intoxicated, they illegally served that person, and the law allows the victims and families affected to hold the alcohol provider accountable. Unfortunately, the authorities rarely look into this on their own, so folks who could use some serious assistance never get the chance. Have those possible factors been considered here? If not, there may need to be more thorough independent investigations.