Colorado Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-44 in Wichita Falls, TX
Wichita Falls, TX -- September 25, 2021, a Colorado man sustained injuries due to an accident which allegedly involved intoxicated driving.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 1:27 a.m. along Central Freeway near 8th Street.
In their reports, officials said that a 26-year-old Colorado man was in a Honda Accord traveling northbound on the access ramp from 8th street to main lanes of the interstate. The vehicle somehow lost control, causing the vehicle to swerve to the left. It then crashed into the median barrier.
The Colorado man sustained incapacitating injuries. Authorities said the driver also left the scene initially, but officers arrested him. They allege that the man was under the influence of alcohol and charged him with DWI.
Investigators gave no further details.
Commentary on Colorado Man Single-Vehicle Accident on I-44 in Wichita Falls
This is quite the series of events, but I'm not here to sit around bad mouthing anyone. The allegations are between them and the authorities. Instead, it's important to look at crashes like these since they're so common and discuss what the law says about them in regards to the victims. Generally speaking, if alcohol contributes to a crash, it's important to find out where the alcohol came from.
This is due to Dram Shop Law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only is that important to consider for the victims, it's also an important tool to hold those businesses accountable to make the community safer. Are steps being taken here to ensure authorities have the full story?