Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident on 11th Street in Quanah, TX
Quanah, TX -- December 31, 2021, a man was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle struck a pedestrian along 11th Street.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 7:50 p.m. along 11th Street at Highway 6.
Officials said that a 55-year-old man was walking in the area and was crossing in a crosswalk. Police claim the pedestrian did not have the right of way at the time, and a vehicle struck the man.
Due to the collision, the man sustained fatal injuries. Police reports show that the victim's BAC result was .275 following the incident. Additional details can't be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on 11th Street in Quanah
Believe it or not, the details of the pedestrian allegedly being under the influence of alcohol could make this situation far more complex than it seems. In fact, it could mean there's someone out there responsible for this tragic event who needs to be held accountable. Put simply, if a local alcohol provider over-served the victim, and the alcohol is what led to the fatal accident, that establishment can be held liable under dram shop law for their negligent actions. Not only could this get a dangerous business to clean up its act, it could ensure a man's loved ones know that someone was being held accountable for their actions. Is this something authorities have looked into, or will that require investigations from independent professionals?