Heather Dick, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Grapevine, TX
Grapevine, TX -- May 1, 2022, Heather Dick and another person were injured after an accident where their vehicles collided.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 7:35 p.m. along Highway 114 in the area of Main Street.
According to officials, 30-year-old Heather Dick was in a Ford Escape traveling westbound along the highway. Somehow, a Dodge Charger crashed into the back of Dick's vehicle, causing it to overturn.
Dick reportedly had incapacitating injuries while the other driver, a 19-year-old Aubrey man, had non-incapacitating injuries. The authorities believe the 19-year-old had been under the influence of alcohol, but this remains unconfirmed.
Commentary on Heather Dick Car Accident in Grapevine
It's obviously concerning anytime authorities bring up alcohol, but the possibility of a 19-year-old under the inlfuence of alcohol only makes it more crucial to find out where the alcohol came from. That's true to determine if a local business over-served the driver, as that could make them liable under dram shop law for contributing to the victims' injuries. That's also true to ensure a business is held accountable for serving underage customers. That kind of business does not deserve to continue putting our communities at risk. Did authorities bother taking these steps, or will there need to be more thorough independent investigations?