Jose Garcia, Oralia Cervantez Garcia Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX -- August 28, 2021, Jose Garcia and Oralia Cervantez Garcia were injured due to an accident which involved an allegedly drunk driver.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:15 p.m. along Buchanan Street at 6th Avenue.
In their reports, officials said that 68-year-old Jose Garcia and 67-year-old Oralia Cervantez Garcia were walking and attempted to cross the intersection. While in the crosswalk, a pickup driven by Luis Alberto Olague Garcia turned across the crosswalk, hitting both Garcia and Cervantez Garcia.
Garcia and Cervantez Garcia had reportedly incapacitating injuries. Police allege that Olague Garcia had been drinking and arrested him for intoxication assault. The reports don't release any additional details.
Commentary on Jose Garcia, Oralia Cervantez Garcia Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in Amarillo
It's always serious anytime police allege that a driver was intoxicated, but it seems they took steps to see there are consequences for the driver's actions. However, especially when people are in serious need of help, it's important to find out if there are others that need to be held responsible. In 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. This could be bars, liquor stores, restaurants, or even gas stations.
Businesses selling alcohol know there are rules to follow, but they put the community in danger anyway. So why don't the authorities pay attention to their wrongdoing as well? Why is it up to the victims and families to have independent investigators to look into things like Dram Shop just to get the help they need? Maybe Dram Shop doesn't apply to this specific incident, but there is still plenty of reason to give it the attention it deserves.