Tiara Schrombeck, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Texas City, TX
Texas City, TX -- May 29, 2022, Tiara Schrombeck and another person were injured after an accident where two vehicles collided.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash happened at approximately 4:21 a.m. along 9th Avenue at 21st Street.
Officials said that 36-year-old Tiara Schrombeck was in a Ford F-150 traveling eastbound along 9th. At 21st, it appears that a northbound Ford Fiesta disregarded a red light and crashed into Schrombeck's pickup.
Schrombeck reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash while the other driver had non-incapacitating injuries. Police allege that the Fiesta driver had been drinking and suggested there be a charge for DWI. This and other details remain unconfirmed at this time.
Commentary on Tiara Schrombeck Car Accident in Texas City
It's not up to me to say if the allegations of drunk driving are true here or not. If they are, however, it presents a unique opportunity to get victims help that may not otherwise be available to them.
This is due to Texas dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. If a bar continues serving someone slurring their words, stumbling around, and otherwise presenting a clear danger to themselves and others due to their intoxication, they're breaking the law. Isn't it only just to ensure they're held accountable when those actions get people hurt?
Not only can dram shop function as this punishment, but it can also get victims and families significant help in their time of need. Again, maybe none of that applies here, but it's not the sort of thing authorities tend to look into on their own. That's why it's important to ensure steps are being taken to get the full story of what all led to this crash.