• April 20, 2022

Two Injured in Car Accident on South Loop 610 at Scott in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- April 2, 2022, two people sustained injuries due to an accident where two vehicles collided on South Loop 610, possibly due to alcohol.

Officials reported that the crash took place at around 2:00 a.m. along South Loop 610 in the area of Scott Street.

In reports, investigators said that a Mercury Marquis was along the right emergency lane stalled out. While there, a westbound Nissan Rogue somehow went onto the shoulder and crashed into the Mercury.

Due to the collision, two people in the Mercury, a 35-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, had incapacitating injuries. Reports say that the Nissan driver, identified by sources as Alexia Nicole Salas, had a BAC of .129 following the crash. At this time, additional details cannot be confirmed.

Commentary on Car Accident on South Loop 610 at Scott in Houston

Houston, TX Car Accident South Loop 610 Scott

Authorities seem to believe that alcohol was a factor here, and I certainly don't have any specific reason to doubt them. However, things may not be as simple as just charging some driver, and that's that. Any crash involving alcohol could lead to dram shop law, which is crucial for victims and families to understand. Put simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. That could be a bar, liquor store, gas station, or even a restaurant. Folks in Houston should be looking for any possible avenue to aid in the seemingly never-ending battle with drunk driving. Any tool that can get people the help they need while also holding negligent businesses accountable should get as much attention as possible, and it's not clear if any such steps were taken here.

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