Driver Injured in Solo Accident on Trammel Fresno Rd in Missouri City, TX
Missouri City, TX — May 28, 2022, a 40-year-old woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Trammel Fresno Road in Fort Bend County.
According to reports the incident happened around 11:55 p.m. on Trammel Fresno near Highway 6. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Chevrolet Impala east on the roadway when she failed to negotiate a curve. The car continued straight and its left back wheel made contact with the median, causing the driver to lose control. The car continued a short distance and then hit a tree.
The driver suffered serious injuries in the crash. Two children in the car ages 5 and 4 received minor injuries.
Investigators believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol and collected blood samples for testing.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Car Accident on Trammel Fresno Rd in Missouri City
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 woman get back on her 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 people affected by this crash know about Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages she 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 to seek proof of that independently with the right allies' help. 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.