Alexander Blake O’Quin, 1 Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Seguin Avenue in New Braunfels, TX
UPDATE (May 31, 2022): Sources identified one person involved in the accident as 31-year-old Alexander Blake O'Quin. The cause of the crash remains unconfirmed at this time.
New Braunfels, TX -- May 13, 2022, two people sustained injuries after an accident where a motorcycle crashed along Seguin Avenue.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Seguin Avenue and Elm Street.
Officials said that a 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were on a Harley-Davidson traveling northbound on Seguin. While attempting a u-turn, the motorcycle somehow lost control and overturned, ejecting the riders.
The driver of the motorcycle was said to have non-incapacitating injuries while the passenger reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Police claim the driver admitted to having alcohol prior to the crash, but there is no confirmation that alcohol contributed to the crash. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Alexander Blake O'Quin Motorcycle Accident in New Braunfels
When a lot of people read about accidents allegedly involving alcohol, they immediately throw all kinds of derision at the driver. It's understandable, given how terribly serious something like drunk driving is. To be clear, though, there is no indication right now that this crash happened due to alcohol. It's possible the driver was not at all intoxicated, and something else entirely caused the crash, like poor road conditions, tire issues, or some other reckless driver. Is that something authorities are looking into?
That said, alcohol does bring up some complex possible legal avenues, and it's worth understanding what that can mean for victims and families. Put simply, if a local alcohol provider over-serves someone who is obviously intoxicated, and that leads to a crash, that establishment can be liable under dram shop law for their role in the crash. Not only does this provide a significant opportunity for victims and families to get the help they need, it also helps hold those negligent businesses accountable for putting lives at risk.
Again, there's no indication right now that happened. It's simply one of the many possible factors investigators need to consider going forward. It usually takes thorough investigations from experienced professionals, which is why the details may be better off in the hands of independent investigators rather than the authorities alone.