• June 15, 2022

Clinton Stuck Injured in Car Accident in Arlington, TX

Arlington, TX -- May 29, 2022, Clinton Stuck was injured after an accident where multiple vehicles collided, possibly due to alcohol.

Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 3:00 a.m. along Tom Landry Freeway off Six Flags Drive.

Authorities said that 41-year-old Clinton Randall Stuck was in a GMC Sierra traveling eastbound along I-30. Ahead, two vehicles were stopped in a lane of travel following an initial collision where, according to reports, a Ford Fusion rear-ended a Chevy Silverado. Stuck's vehicle crashed into the Ford, which was facing toward oncoming traffic.

Stuck had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The other drivers reportedly were not injured. Police believe that the Ford driver had been under the influence of alcohol, but additional details surrounding these claims are unavailable.

Commentary on Clinton Randall Stuck Accident in Arlington

These reports paint a rather complex picture, considering they bring up the possibility of drunk driving, but that driver wasn't actually driving when the collision that injured the victim occurred. But does that mean that driver is in the clear? Not necessarily.

Clinton Stuck Injured in Car Accident in Arlington, TX

Texas law essentially wants to know whose actions were more likely than not the cause of the victim's injuries. If evidence shows that a drunk driver causes an initial collision, but a reasonably prudent driver would then be able to avoid the stopped vehicles, then that driver may not be responsible for injuries resulting from that secondary collision even if they may face consequences for other mistakes they made.

However, if evidence shows a drunk driver causes a wreck, creates an obstacle, and the circumstances are such that a reasonably prudent driver can't avoid the resulting obstruction, then a potential jury may say that driver was responsible for the second collision even though they weren't technically driving at the time. In other words, they would say the first driver created conditions which the second driver could not reasonably avoid. That would be particularly important to consider due to the fact that a lot of alcohol-related accidents fall within dram shop law, which says bars and other establishments can be liable if they over-serve someone, and their intoxication leads to an accident.

Right now, the reports simply aren't clear enough to draw any conclusions about what happened or who might be responsible. That's why it's crucial to ensure there are thorough independent investigations that can sort all of this out so the victims and families know what next steps are best for them.

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