Jesus Marmolejo Injured in Auto Accident on Airport Fwy in Irving, TX
Irving, TX — May 24, 2022, 49-year-old Jesus Marmolejo was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Airport Freeway in Irving.
According to reports the incident happened around 10:15 p.m. on Airport Freeway near North MacArthur Boulevard. Preliminary investigation suggests Marmolejo was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup west on the highway when he allegedly failed to maintain a single lane. The truck veered right and hit a crash cushion between the highway and an exit ramp. After the impact the Chevy overturned and rolled back into the main travel lanes.
Marmolejo suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Investigators reportedly learned he was under the influence of alcohol. Blood samples were collected for testing.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Jesus Marmolejo Accident on Airport Fwy in Irving
If blood tests confirm alcohol was involved here, some may think that just means the driver will be charged accordingly. However, there may be other issues to address.
For one thing, criminal punishment won't help the injured man get back on his feet. Any DWI crash victim, even the suspected drunk driver, deserves whatever assistance they can get with the long road to recovery. That's why it's important the man hurt in this crash knows about Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages he causes or suffers while under the influence. A dram shop claim against a reckless bar lets injured victims seek much-needed help and makes sure the offending business faces consequences for endangering its customers and the public.
Unfortunately, police don't look too hard for dram shop violations. If a bar may have broken the law it's often better for independent investigators to seek proof of that. Armed with receipts, witness statements, security footage, and other evidence, many folks have successfully held bad alcohol providers accountable for the damage they had a hand in.