• June 02, 2022

Melissa Olazaran, 2 Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- May 21, 2022, Melissa Olazaran and two others were injured due to an accident which allegedly involved alcohol.

Preliminary reports from the authorities said that the crash took place at around 12:35 a.m. along Marbach Road and Pue Road.

Officials reported that Melissa Olazaran was in a GMC Yukon traveling northbound on Marbach. An oncoming Jeep reportedly went across the center turn lane into the path of the GMC, resulting in a collision.

Olazaran and a passenger in her vehicle had incapacitating injuries. The driver of the Jeep, a 19-year-old woman, reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Police say they believe that driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time. This remains unconfirmed.

Commentary on Melissa Olazaran Car Accident in San Antonio

This kind of crash can be a lot more complex than folks may realize. Obviously, if the allegations here are true, then the allegedly drunk driver will no doubt have to answer for their actions. But that would also mean there could be a local alcohol provider involved in this. Not only could they be in trouble for serving a minor, but they could even be liable for the crash itself.

Melissa Olazaran, 2 Injured in Car Accident in San Antonio, TX

This is due to Texas dram shop law. 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. Businesses that have no regard for the safety of others--even their own customers--need to be held responsible for their methods cause more harm. That's especially true if they're not even bothering to ensure their patrons are of legal drinking age.

Maybe nothing like that happened here, but it would be imprudent not to look into these possibilities and ensure the victims were getting the full story.

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