Terese Denise Robinson Killed, Martin Jimenez Munoz, Victor Brown Injured in Car Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- January 7, 2022, a car accident reportedly took the life of Terese Denise Robinson while causing injuries to Martin Jimenez Munoz and Victor Brown.
Initial reports said that the crash happened just after 10:00 a.m. along Great Trinity Forest Way in the area of Pemberton Hill Road.
Reports from officials identified the driver of a Chevy Tahoe as 47-year-old Terese Denise Robinson, though this cannot be confirmed at this time. They identified the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer as 56-year-old Martin Jimenez Munoz. The Tahoe was in the eastbound lanes when it was hit from behind by a Dodge Ram. This caused the Tahoe to go into westbound lanes where it was then hit by Jimenez Munoz's vehicle.
Due to the crash, reports suggest that Robinson succumbed to fatal injuries. Jimenez Munoz reportedly had injuries said to be incapacitating. Reports identified the driver of the Dodge as Victor Brown and said he had non-incapacitating injuries.
After the crash, reports said that Brown had a .162 BAC, and they also allege he had drugs in his system. This and other factors surrounding the crash remain unconfirmed at the this time.
Commentary on Terese Denise Robinson, Martin Jimenez Munoz, Victor Brown Car Accident in Dallas
There are a lot of details here that have yet to be confirmed, so it's very important to take all of this with a grain of salt and understand that further investigations could contradict certain details or show there's more to the story authorities didn't mention in the reports. With that said, it's important to understand some of the potential challenges surrounding a crash like the one described in the reports. Specifically, allegations that alcohol was a factor can create unique hurdles between victims and families the help they need after a serious accident.
Here's what I mean by that. After a drunk driving crash, it's important to find out where the alcohol came from. While most folks understand that drunk drivers can be responsible for their actions, few folks understand that the establishments that serve them can also be liable if they break the law and contribute to the accident. Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. I've helped hundreds of families over the years look into these factors when authorities failed to do so, and it would shock people to see the egregious behavior some of these businesses engage in.
Put simply, dram shop is an important tool available to many victims and families after serious accidents which can get them some much needed help while also making the community safer by holding negligent businesses accountable for their actions.
Again, it could be that nothing of the sort led to this accident. I would never encourage anyone to jump to conclusions. It's just that accidents like the one described in these preliminary reports can be chaotic, and it's not unusual for those in need of help to get lost in all that chaos. Making sure there are experienced investigators handling the details is often crucial in making sure people get whatever help Texas law gives them the right to pursue. As investigations work to confirm the details here, hopefully they can take steps to also consider the steps to get the victims and families involved the help they deserve.