Alejandro Hernandez Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident on 6th Street in Markham, TX
UPDATE (May 9, 2022): Sources identified the man injured in the accident as Alejandro Hernandez. Sources say Henandez had serious injuries due to the accident. Alcohol is still being considered a possible factor in the accident. No further information is available at this time.
Markham, TX -- March 31, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a vehicle allegedly driven by a drunk driver struck him along 6th Street.
Investigators were called to the area of 6th Street and Avenue E at around 7:05 p.m. According to officials, a 20-year-old man was walking along northeast 6th Street. While doing so, a passing SUV hit the man, reportedly causing incapacitating injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Authorities suggested the possibility of an intoxication assault charge. This and other details have not yet been confirmed.
Commentary on Alejandro Hernandez Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in Markham
With a situation like this, it would not at all be unusual if charges were indeed filed against someone for driving while intoxicated. If those allegations are true, though, steps should also be taken to explore possible avenues to get the victim some help. It so happens that alcohol-related crashes can be unique in this regard. This is due to dram shop law.
Basically, the law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. If a bar recklessly over-serves someone, they're putting the public and even their own customer in serious danger. So why shouldn't they be held accountable when their actions get people hurt? Dram shop not only addresses that, but it also provides a significant opportunity to get victims and families the help they need.
Quite frankly, though, this isn't the sort of thing authorities tend to look into on their own. That's why it's often necessary to ensure more experienced investigators look into things and get to the bottom of what all led to the crash and who all needs to be held responsible.