• May 24, 2022

Trevor John Shallies, John Joseph Shallies Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Denton County, TX

Denton County, TX -- May 14, 2022, Trevor Shallies and John Shallies were injured after an accident where the vehicle they were in crashed.

Investigators reported that the crash took place just before 7:30 a.m. along Smiley Road near Old Dairy Farm.

Officials said that 20-year-old Trevor John Shallies and 40-year-old John Joseph Shallies were in a Ford F-250 pickup traveling southbound on Smiley Road. The vehicle may have lost control as the driver attempted to avoid a coyote. This caused the vehicle to overturn.

Trevor Shallies was said to have incapacitating injuries while John Shallies was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but this cannot be confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Trevor Shallies, John Shallies Single-Vehicle Accident in Denton County

It's always serious anytime police mention alcohol, but it's important to take those claims with a grain of salt. I've seen plenty of situations where police bring up alcohol, but evidence shows there were other factors involved. It's important investigators have the prudence to consider other possible factors here. However, they also need to consider that alcohol could mean an outside party contributed to the injuries suffered here. This is due to dram shop law.

Trevor John Shallies, John Joseph Shallies Single-Vehicle Accident Denton County, 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. The amount of businesses I've confronted that simply don't care about the safety of their customers or others around them is staggering. So while I have no reason to say that dram shop or alcohol are factors here, it's important people understand why it's an important possibility to consider. Are investigators being prudent enough to ensure those involved here are getting all the facts and have every opportunity to get some much needed help?

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