Marc Anthony Martinez Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in McAllen, TX
McAllen, TX -- January 16, 2022, Marc Anthony Martinez was injured after an accident which allegedly involved a drunk driver.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 1:45 a.m. along Business Highway 83 near Center Street.
In their reports, investigators said that 25-year-old Marc Anthony Martinez was in a Jeep Renegade traveling eastbound along the highway. A Chevy Trax reportedly driven by Daniel Angel Martinez failed to control speed and crashed into the back of the Jeep.
As a result of the crash, Marc Martinez had reportedly incapacitating injuries. Authorities allege that Daniel Martinez was under the influence of alcohol at the time and charged him with intoxication assault.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Marc Anthony Martinez Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in McAllen
If these allegations are true, then there are clearly steps being taken to see the allegedly drunk driver has their day in court to answer for what happened. But is that really all there is to it? Holding a drunk driver accountable is important, but that doesn't exactly get victims and families the help they need after a serious crash. That's why it's important to consider other legal avenues that can get them that help.
One such possible avenue, for example, is dram shop law. A lot of crashes like this one happen when someone is on their way home from a bar. If evidence shows the bar over-served the allegedly drunk driver while they were obviously intoxicated, then the bar can be liable for the injuries caused by that intoxication.
Not only is this important for the victims and families in need of help, it's also important for the community as a whole. Seeing those negligent businesses held accountable can be a clear message for them to clean up their act. Despite all of this, it's not the sort of thing authorities tend to look into on their own. Are the investigators here taking steps to find out what all led to these serious injuries?