• June 07, 2022

Andre Allison Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX -- June 5, 2022, Andre Allison was hit and injured by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Harris County.

Sources released few specifics about the accident in question. All they say at this time is that driver Joseph Galindo allegedly failed to stop at the scene or contact emergency services after causing an accident which caused bodily injury to Andre Allison. Galindo was later apprehended and charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Andre Allison Hit-and-Run in Harris County

A common mistake I see after these incidents is the idea that what we see in reports is really all there is to know. The suspect allegedly fled the scene after hurting the victim and he now faces charges after being caught, so what more could there be to say?

For starters, there's the urgent question of why the suspect took off. Investigators find time and again that hit-and-run suspects flee either because they just panic or because they want to hide something else they don't want investigators to know. Depending on why the suspect left in this accident, there may unique legal avenues to help the victim get back on his feet. I think most would agree it's best he gets all the help he deserves.

Andre Allison Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

So what do I mean about the suspect wanting to hide something? Well, one of the biggest reasons drivers flee accidents is because they're intoxicated. It's a possibility that usually warrants careful investigation, and it's more important to know than some might think. If it turns out to be a factor in the above accident, for example, that could mean a local alcohol provider is partly responsible for the victim's injuries under dram shop law. In that case the business might have a legal duty to help the victim get back on his feet.

I'm not saying for certain that a dram shop violation happened here, but did the authorities even look into it? I hate to say this, but probably not. Law enforcement doesn't spend much time tracking down negligent over-service from bars and other vendors, instead sticking to punishing the dangerous drivers it creates. Careful attention from independent investigators may be instrumental in seeing justice properly done here.

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