Moises Diaz Killed in Fatal Car Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- January 5, 2022, Moises Diaz was killed as the result of an accident where Diaz's vehicle crashed and overturned.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 9:35 p.m. along Gaisford Street near Fitzhugh Avenue.
Investigators said that 30-year-old Moises Diaz was in a Mini Cooper traveling northwest in a parking lot along the 1800 block of Gaisford Street. Somehow, the vehicle went left and crashed into a tree. This caused the vehicle to overturn.
Diaz sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Authorities say that toxicology tests showed a .232 BAC following the crash. This and other factors cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Moises Diaz Car Accident in Dallas
I just want to be clear that by no means is bringing up the reported BAC here a way to criticize or disparage the victim. That's simply a relevant detail the authorities included. For all I know, evidence will show alcohol did not cause this crash. However, with that level of intoxication, there needs to be some consideration that a local business may have contributed to this man's death but has yet to face any appropriate consequences. Is that something the authorities ever looked into here?
To put it simply, a lot of alcohol providers simply do not care about how much alcohol they give their customers. I've had families come to me with situations as distressing as staff literally pouring drinks into someone's barely conscious mouth, then later helping them to their car. Not only is this a clear disregard for the safety of their customers and the public as a whole, it's illegal. As such, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication.
Thirty years of looking into accidents like the one described here, few have seen just how many lives are torn apart by drunk driving. No one is questioning how dangerous it is. But what people don't often realize is that rarely is a situation black and white. Even if someone made a mistake here, there were consequences for that mistake. If there's an outside party that not only contributed to that devastation but also benefited off of it, why should they get off scot-free? Wouldn't the family deserve every opportunity to confront that negligent party?
Like I said, further investigations could show that there were other factors here. I simply want folks to understand why a crash like this is usually better off in the hands of experienced professionals who can get clear answers.