• April 29, 2022

Man Killed in Scooter, DWI Accident on East 7th Street in Austin, TX

Austin, TX -- April 29, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a scooter and a vehicle crashed, and DWI charges were reported.

Authorities reported that the incident happened in the area of East 7th Street and Allen Street at around 2:30 a.m.

Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear. Authorities said only that a scooter and another vehicle collided, killing the man riding the scooter. Police say the other driver stayed at the scene, and they say that someone was arrested for DWI. Currently, further specifics remain unavailable.

Commentary on Scooter, DWI Accident on East 7th in Austin

Just half an hour after last call, any crash is going to raise some red flags that alcohol may have been a factor. The crash happening just a few miles from possibly the most popular drinking district in the state would only raise those concerns further. Here, authorities allege that an intoxicated driver was involved in a fatal collision. While the cause of that crash isn't clear right now, it's important folks understand how alcohol could make a situation like this far more complex.

Man Killed Scooter, DWI Accident East 7th Street allen street Austin, TX

It's not as simple as just charging someone for drunk driving and moving on. Prudent investigators must also consider where the alcohol came from. This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication.

If someone has to much to drink at a bar, and that leads them to get into an accident that kills someone, the bar played a role in that. Dram shop not only gives victims and families the right to hold that business accountable for their actions, it also can provide a significant source of assistance those folks may not have otherwise had available to them.

Like I said, it's unclear how all of that would apply here, but there are far too many red flags here to ignore. Hopefully steps are being taken to ensure the victim's loved ones are getting the full story, especially if there are parties out there need to be held accountable.

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