Kaycee Peavy, Aaron Cass Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- April 28, 2022, Kaycee Peavy and Aaron Cass were injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed along the tollway.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:30 a.m. along the Sam Houston Tollway near Veterans Memorial Drive.
According to officials, 35-year-old Kaycee Peavy was a passenger on a Harley-Davidson reportedly driven by 41-year-old Aaron Cass. The motorcycle was going eastbound on the service road twhen the vehicle lost control. As a result, the motorcycle hit barrels along the road, ejecting both riders.
Peavy and Cass were both said to have incapacitating injuries. Authorities alleged that drunk driving could be a factor in the crash, but further investigations are needed to confirm these details.
Commentary on Kaycee Peavy, Aaron Cass in Motorcycle Accident in Harris County
Any mention of alcohol raises red flags, and it's important to take these claims seriously. To be clear, though, it isn't my place to say if that even happened here without a more thorough investigation. I simply wish to shed some light on a crucial legal avenue that can be available to victims and families when alcohol causes them harm. Put simply, if the alcohol involved came from a local business, that business could be liable for contributing to the accident.
This is due to dram shop law. The law essentially says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. For example, if a bar continues serving someone who's a clear danger to themselves and others, that bar is putting lives at risk, and they should be held accountable when those actions cause harm to others. Dram shop puts the tools in the hands of victims and families to see that happens.
Again, it's not clear if anything like that happened here. Allegations are just that until confirmed or denied through the courts. My hope is that steps are at least being taken to ensure all the events leading up to the collision are clear. Getting folks the help they need should always be a priority.