One Injured by Alleged DWI Driver on Guadalupe St in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — May 28, 2022, one person was seriously injured by an alleged DWI driver on Guadalupe Street in west San Antonio.
According to reports the incident happened around 11:10 p.m. on the 1200 block of Guadalupe. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevrolet Corvette was headed west on the street at alleged high speeds when the driver tried to pass a Toyota Camry and sideswiped it.
After the impact the Corvette driver over-corrected his course and steered into oncoming traffic where he hit a Kia Soul head-on. That collision then sent the Kia into a nearby GMC Envoy.
The Kia Soul driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Investigators reportedly found the Corvette driver was intoxicated and arrested them for Intoxication Assault.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Car Accident on Guadalupe St in San Antonio
The suspect in this crash reportedly faces some very serious charges, but it isn't my place to preach about drunk driving or lecture people suspected of intoxication. Their alleged crimes and the related consequences are a matter for the courts and the suspect will have their day in one to answer for their choices.
Rather than speculate about that, I consider it more important to talk about what can be done for those harmed by such crashes--in this case, the person who was seriously injured by the suspect's actions. If intoxication played a part in what happened, the victim should be aware of Texas dram shop law.
Essentially dram shop law says that a licensed alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages that person causes while intoxicated. That means bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and other establishments can be held legally accountable when they keep selling drinks to customers who then cause accidents like this one. Not only does dram shop law help victims and families get back on their feet after such terrible experiences, it's also a way to punish negligent alcohol providers and keep them from putting communities in further danger.
Despite the importance of dram shop claims for keeping reckless bars in check, though, police rarely look into those violations. That's why it's often necessary to have independent investigators look into these accidents rather than waiting for police to sort things out.
For the sake of those affected by this crash, the sooner someone looks into what led to it the sooner there can be some useful answers. Any further steps would largely depend on what those answers turn out to be.