• December 03, 2021

Motorcyclist Killed, 1 Injured in Accident on I-30 in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX -- August 21, 2021, one person was killed and another was injured due to an accident where a motorcycle and a car crashed along I-30.

Authorities said that the crash took place at around 4:30 a.m. along I-30 in the area of US Highway 80.

In their preliminary reports, officials said that a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were on a Kawasaki motorcycle traveling eastbound on the interstate. The motorcyclist somehow hit the back of a car, causing both vehicles to lose control. The riders were ejected into the roadway, and another vehicle reportedly hit the driver. The first car hit the barrier and went off-road.

Due to the collision, the driver of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries. The passenger sustained incapacitating injuries. Police say that the motorcycle driver's toxicology showed a BAD of .16 after the crash. Additional details are currently unavailable.

Commentary on Motorcycle Accident at I-30 & US 80 in Dallas

It's serious any time reports bring up alcohol, but I want to be clear that I don't address this to speak ill on anyone. The fact of the matter is crashes like this are devastating for the victims and families involved. Understanding what may come next for them is crucial when the typical procedure is for police to simply file their reports and move on. One thing to consider, for example, is if a local bar illegally over-served the victim. A bar doing so and contributing to a crash like this could be liable for that crash.

Dallas, TX Car Accident Kills Motorcyclist on I-30 at US 80

This is due to dram shop law. Essentially, the law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only does holding them accountable mean helping the victims and families involved, but it also means holding a negligent business accountable for harming their community. Without these tools, businesses could simply do as they please without any consequences.

Again, I can't say if anything like that happened here, but it's something that happens a lot here in DFW and in Texas as a whole. That's why I've looked into hundreds of negligent alcohol providers over the years. Taking steps to address these issues and to potentially get people the help they deserve is a goal everyone should agree is worth pursuing. Were steps taken here to get answers for those affected by this tragedy?

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