Man Injured in Car Accident on Cypresswood Drive in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- May 9, 2021, one person was injured as the result of an accident where two vehicles collided along Cypresswood Drive.
Investigators said that the crash took place along Cypresswood Drive near Spring Mill Lane at around 2:30 a.m.
Preliminary reports said that a Mini Cooper was traveling eastbound along Cypresswood at the time. The vehicle somehow crashed into the back of a vehicle parked along the side of the road.
A 30-year-old man in the first vehicle sustained incapacitating injuries. Police allege the driver had been drinking, but blood tests are pending.
Commentary on Car Accident on Cypresswood Drive in Harris County
It's important to be thorough anytime alcohol contributes to a crash, as police say it did here. The blood tests may show it was not a significant factor, but if the results show otherwise, most folks may think everything is all open-and-shut. In reality, there are important questions to answer. One in particular is whether or not a local establishment over-served the driver.
Folks in Harris County may recall headlines in recent years about authorities looking into gas stations, bars, and restaurants after serious drunk driving crashes. That's because business can face consequences when they over-serve obviously intoxicated customers. In addition to fines, charges, and other administrative penalties, negligent establishments can also be liable for the accident due to Dram Shop Law.
That's why folks can't just take these reports for granted. They generally only show a small piece of the much larger picture. Are the authorities here taking the proper steps to look into these possible factors so the victims have a chance to get the help they need?