Bicyclist Injured in Car Accident on Laredo Street in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- April 24, 2021, one person was injured due to an accident where a bicycle and a car collided on Laredo Street.
Investigators with the San Antonio Police reported that the collision occurred just after 6:00 p.m. near the intersection of Laredo Street and San Marcos Road.
Preliminary reports said that witnesses saw a 52-year-old man on a bicycle drinking a beer and swerving in and out of its lane. As a car passed, the bicycle reportedly came into contact with the car, knocking the rider into the roadway.
Authorities said the cyclist had incapacitating injuries. They suspect the rider had been drinking. Additional details are currently unavailable.
Commentary on Bicycle Car Accident on Laredo Street in San Antonio
Some folks may look at all this, shrug their shoulders, and just assume this is all just an unavoidable mistake. In reality, this could result in a rather complex legal situation. What may surprise some to hear is that it may not necessarily involve any drivers. How is that? Well, anytime alcohol contributes to an accident, it could fall under Dram Shop Law. The law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Alcohol is obviously dangerous when mishandled, and that's why there are laws allowing folks to hold these negligent businesses accountable. I see no specific details saying that happened here, but it would no doubt be worth further investigations.