Man Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Veterans Memorial Drive in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- August 15, 2021, one person was injured due to an accident which police say involved alleged intoxicated driving on Veterans Memorial.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:00 a.m. along Veterans Memorial Drive and Forestburg Drive.
In their reports, officials said that a 24-year-old man was in a Chrysler 300 exiting a parking lot along Veterans Memorial Drive. Doing so, the car reportedly failed to yield to another vehicle, resulting in a collision.
The Chrysler driver had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. That driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and faces a DWI charge. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Alleged DWI Accident on Veterans Memorial Drive in Harris County
If what the authorities say here is true, things may not be as simple as folks think. But why is that? A driver was allegedly drunk, and now they face charges. What more is there to know? Well, if that driver was coming from a local bar, that bar could bear responsibility for contributing to this crash. Texas Dram Shop Law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication.
Few should know about this more than the folks in Harris County where drunk driving is far too common. If we're going to make our roads safer, then people need to take advantage of every legal recourse that can help hold people accountable for contributing to these drunk driving wrecks. The allegedly drunk driver here already has their court date. It would be irresponsible to ignore the possibility that someone else's negligence also had a hand in this crash.