Kedarian Roberts Harper, Michaela Harrison Injured in Car Accident in Cedar Hill, TX
Cedar Hill, TX -- April 24, 2022, Kedarian Roberts Harper and Michaela Harrison were injured following an accident where a car crashed off-road.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:55 a.m. along Belt Line Road at FM 1382.
According to officials, 22-year-old Michaela Harrison and 23-year-old Kedarian Roberts Harper were in a vehicle traveling along the road when the vehicle reportedly lost control and crashed into a pole at the intersection.
Due to the crash, Roberts Harper reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Harrison was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Police say the pair had been clubbing prior to the crash, but it cannot be confirmed whether or not alcohol contributed to the crash.
Commentary on Kedarian Roberts Harper, Michaela Harrison Car Accident in Cedar Hill
It's important to be thorough with investigations into crashes like this. As concerning as the possibility of alcohol is, it's just one of many, so investigators can't simply overlook things like mechanical issues, fatigue, medical conditions, road hazards, etc. However, it's also important to ensure folks understand complex legal avenues surrounding more common factors such as alcohol, which is why these kinds of reports offer an opportunity to explain dram shop law.
Put simply, if authorities find evidence that alcohol did contribute to the crash, they would also need to find out where that alcohol came from. Many crashes like this are the result of local bars and other establishments recklessly over-serving customers to the point they harm themselves or others. If that happens, those businesses can be liable under dram shop law for contributing to those injuries.
Whether or not there are consequences following this crash isn't for me to say. I wouldn't judge anyone without ensuring all the facts were clear. Besides, making sure people get the help they need is a priority authorities don't always work toward. That's why it's important steps are taken after crashes like this to consider all possible factors surrounding the crash and surrounding the ways those involved in the crash might get the help they deserve.