• May 13, 2022

Salvador Gonzalez Diaz, 1 Injured in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Austin, TX

Austin, TX -- April 24, 2022, Salvador Gonzalez Diaz and another person were injured due to an accident where vehicles collided, possibly due to alcohol.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:17 p.m. along Lamar Boulevard just off Oakbrook Drive.

According to officials, 27-year-old Salvador Gonzalez Diaz was in a Nissan Pathfinder traveling northbound along Lamar. From oncoming lanes, another vehicle reportedly drifted into northbound lanes and hit Diaz's Nissan head-on. A third vehicle then hit the back of the Nissan.

Both Gonzalez Diaz and a passenger in the Nissan reportedly had incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police believe that the southbound driver was under the influence of alcohol, and they recommended there be charges for intoxication assault. Additional details cannot be confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Salvador Gonzalez Diaz Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Austin

If the allegations here are true, then it would not surprise me if there were consequences for the allegedly intoxicated driver. However, that may not be the end of the story. Anytime alcohol contributes to a crash, the allegedly intoxicated driver may be just one of multiple parties responsible for the crash. This is due to dram shop law.

Salvador Gonzalez Diaz, Alleged Drunk Driver Accident Austin, TX

Essentially, 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, liquor store, or restaurant, a business breaking the law and putting lives at risk should be held accountable for their actions. The fact dram shop can also potentially get people some much needed help only makes it more worth the consideration.

So while I can't say what happened here, if dram shop applies, or even if the allegations are true, the injuries in the reports are enough reason to investigate all of these possibilities and make sure the right people are held appropriately accountable for their actions.


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