Jarvis Wayne Decuir Injured in Car Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- January 3, 2022, Jarvis Wayne Decuir was injured following an accident where Decuir's vehicle crashed into another vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:00 p.m. along Tidwell Road at Eastex Freeway.
Preliminary reports indicated that 60-year-old Jarvis Wayne Decuir was in a Honda Accord traveling eastbound on Tidwell. Decuir's vehicle then crashed into the back of another vehicle.
Decuir sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. Police say that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Investigations gave no further details.
Commentary on Jarvis Wayne Decuir Car Accident in Houston
I find that folks tend to overlook crashes like this without much thought. Police say that someone was under the influence of alcohol and got themselves hurt. What more is there to say? Well, first of all, it's important to take early reports like this with a grain of salt. For all we know, these reports are completely wrong, and factors besides alcohol actually caused the crash. But even if alcohol was a factor, the drivers are not always the only people who need to take responsibility.
Something not a lot of people know about is dram shop law. Essentially, if a bar over-serves someone, and that leads to them harming themselves or someone else, the bar can be liable for their role in the crash. Even if drivers may still face consequences of their own, Texas law gives them the right to get some much needed help and to see a business whose negligence caused them harm. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but it's one of the reasons folks shouldn't just condemn someone outright without knowing all the facts.