Kenneth Jessie, Bethany McHugh Injured in Golf Cart Accident in Port Aransas, TX
Port Aransas, TX -- April 29, 2022, Kenneth Jessie and Bethany McHugh were injured due to an accident where a vehicle hit a golf cart.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 8:13 p.m. along Avenue G at Station Street.
Authorities reported that Kenneth Jessie and Bethany McHugh were in a golf cart traveling westbound along the side of Avenue G. At Station Street, a southbound pickup reportedly failed to yield and crashed into the golf cart.
Due to the crash, Jessie reportedly had incapacitating injuries while McHugh was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Authorities allege that the pickup driver had been drinking and may face charges.
No additional details are available at this time.
Commentary on Kenneth Jessie, Bethany McHugh Golf Cart Accident in Port Aransas
With a situation like this, things may seem pretty open-and-shut considering police think there was a drunk driver involved. That person will see the inside of a courtroom, and that's that, right? Well, there may be a lot more to a situation like this--things that could even be a significant source of help for the victims and families involved.
After any accident involving a drunk driver, it's important to find out where that alcohol came from. In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. whether that's a bar, restaurant, liquor store, or even a gas station, a business breaking the law and getting people hurt needs to be held accountable. The fact dram shop can do this while also getting folks some much needed help makes it a powerful tool available to Texans.
Unfortunately, this isn't the sort of thing authorities tend to look into on their own. That's why it's usually best to ensure independent investigators look into things as soon as possible so folks have as much evidence as possible working toward the resolution they deserve.