Two Injured in Rollover Accident off Loop 289 in Lubbock, TX
UPDATE (June 13, 2022): According to recent reports driver Keegan Ledbetter, 27, was arrested on charges of DWI with a Child under 15 and Attempted Assault of a Public Servant in relation to this accident. The victims of the crash have not yet been identified.
Lubbock, TX — June 9, 2022, two people were injured and another was arrested after a single-vehicle accident off South Loop 289 in Lubbock.
According to reports the incident happened shortly before 9:50 p.m. on the westbound access road of the Loop near University Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a vehicle overturned and hit a fence in the area.
Two people from the vehicle, one of them a minor, suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The car's driver was reportedly arrested for DWI.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident off Loop 289 in Lubbock
Charing a driver with DWI is pretty serious, but it's also important to find out if that's really the whole story. Folks tend to think that when a driver's arrested that's pretty much the final point of the investigation and all that's left is their day in court. However, when alcohol is allegedly a factor things may not be so simple. It's important to also look into where the alcohol came from.
Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for any injuries that person causes or suffers while under the influence. That's why it can be frustrating having first-hand experience confronting these negligent businesses over hundreds of cases while also seeing the news and the authorities rarely ever even question where a DWI driver's drinks were served.
At the end of the day, anyone who contributes to these harmful accidents should face appropriate consequences and folks hurt by their actions deserve all the help they can get. That's why I can't help wondering if steps will be taken here to get the victims what's coming to them.