Passenger Injured in Car Accident on Babcock Road in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- March 30, 2022, one person was injured after an accident where a vehicle crashed along the side of Babcock Road.
Preliminary reports indicated that the accident took place at around 12:00 a.m. off the corner of Babcock Road and Spring Ridge.
According to sources, a 20-year-old man was in a Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Babcock Road. The vehicle then swerved to the right and crashed into an object along the roadway.
Due to the crash, the passenger reportedly had incapacitating injuries. While reports allege that the driver had a .127 BAC after the crash, they also say the passenger admitted to grabbing the steering wheel, causing the car to swerve. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Car Accident on Babcock Road in San Antonio
UPDATE (May 3, 2022): From recent sources, it was suggested that folks involved here may have been at a local establishment that "will let minors in." That only raises concerns of what I discussed below. If there's some local business complicit in all this, steps need to be taken to call them out and see they're held accountable.
ORIGINAL: These are certainly unusual details, and police seem to think that even while a drunk driver was allegedly involved here, drunk driving may not have caused the crash. But that doesn't necessarily mean alcohol didn't cause the accident. Something to consider is that there are legal avenues when alcohol contributes to someone's injuries, and that alcohol comes from a local business.
Dram shop law says that if a bar, for example, illegally over-serves someone, and that leads to them getting themselves or someone else hurt, the bar can be on the hook for their role in the victim's injuries. Could it be that the passenger was also intoxicated, and authorities simply didn't include that in the reports? Grabbing the steering wheel is certainly unusual behavior for a passenger. Perhaps more thorough investigations will confirm alcohol was not a contributing factor here, but it would be irresponsible not find out for sure.