• May 16, 2022

Pedestrian Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident on Marbach Road in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- April 30, 2022, a pedestrian was injured due to an accident where an allegedly intoxicated driver hit them on Marbach Road.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:47 p.m. along Marbach Road in the area of Loop 410.

Authorities said that a pedestrian was walking on the road when an eastbound vehicle struck them. The pedestrian had incapacitating injuries.

Sources identified the driver involved as Ellison Anthony Johnson, who allegedly was intoxicated and failed to stop and render aid. Additional details are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Pedestrian, Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident on Marbach in San Antonio

It's not my place to speak about whether or not criminal allegations like this are true. They are certainly concerning, however, and they could actually create a rather complex legal situation for those affected by the accident. This is because a lot of crashes involving alcohol, which police allege is the case here, also involve negligent alcohol providers who can be held accountable for their role in the accident.

San Antonio, TX Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident Injures Pedestrian on Marbach Road

This is due to dram shop law, which 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, restaurant, or even a gas station, businesses have rules to follow and consequences when they break them. The fact dram shop can also be a significant source of help only makes it a more crucial tool for victims and families to consider. Are those steps being taken here?

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