Driver Injured in Car Accident while Evading Police on Airport Fwy in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX -- September 6, 2021, a 21-year-old woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident while evading authorities on Airport Freeway in Fort Worth.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:35 p.m. on Airport Fwy (U.S. Highway 121) near Riverside Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Chevrolet Cruze sedan on the roadway when she allegedly ran a red light. An officer in the vicinity attempted to pull her over but she sped up and failed to maintain a single lane. Soon after she hit the median curb and the Chevy overturned, rolling and hitting several poles before coming to rest.
The driver suffered serious injuries in the crash. Police charged her with DWI and Evading Police.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on Airport Fwy in Fort Worth
There are obviously serious issues surrounding a crash like this. However, the law is rarely an "all or nothing" proposition and allows for multiple issues to be addressed within the same accident. If reports have their facts straight about what happened here and the driver's related charges, it seems like police are taking steps to address both important parts of what happened--both DWI and evading police.
But what if there's more to the situation? One thing authorities often overlook in DWI wrecks is the possible implication of a local alcohol provider. Texas dram shop law says that a licensed alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. So if some business serves someone to the point they run from a simple traffic stop and roll their vehicle, is it really okay to just overlook that business's part in what happened? Or, should action be taken to hold them accountable and have them take some responsibility for the injuries they contributed to? Most everyone that calls my firm agrees that accountability should be a priority; I can only wonder if those handling this crash agree as well.