Lachasatie Grant Injured in Car Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- January 17, 2022, Lachasatie Grant was injured after an accident where a vehicle crashed off the ide of the road into a parking lot.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 7:00 p.m. along Bentworth Drive in the area of Briar Forest Drive.
In their reports, officials said that 37-yeear-old Lachasatie Grant was in a Honda CR-V traveling northbound on Bentworth. The Honda ran off the side of the road where it went into an apartment complex parking lot and hit a couple of parked vehicles.
Grant sustained reportedly incapacitating injuries. Authorities say that alcohol was a factor in the crash. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Lachasatie Grant Car Accident in Houston
People sometimes ask me why I give accidents like this one attention. They'll say that the only person harmed in the crash was someone who police say was driving drunk. What could there possibly be to discuss? Well, if those allegations are true, it may surprise folks to learn those drivers may still have the right to get help for their injuries. This is because drunk driving wrecks are not always the driver's fault alone under Texas law.
This is because of dram shop law. Essentially, if an alcohol provider over-serves an obviously intoxicated person, that establishment can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Most everyone understands that drivers can face consequences, yet businesses often get away with breaking the law even though they benefited off of their negligence and someone else got hurt. That's why dram shop allows people to pursue the help they need, helping to hold those negligent businesses accountable, even if they, too, must face consequences.
To be clear, I can't say if anything like that applies here, since there would need to be more thorough investigations to say that for sure. What I can say, however, is that I see no particular reason why it wouldn't be worth investigating if there are avenues to get those involved here whatever help they have a right to under Texas law.