• June 22, 2022

Jason Dudik Killed in Motorcycle Crash on FM 2114 in Hill County, TX

Hill County, TX — March 20, 2022, 41-year-old Jason Dudik was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Farm to Market Road 2114 in Hill County.

According to reports the incident happened around 2:10 a.m. on FM 2114 near County Road 3231. Preliminary investigation suggests Dudik was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on the roadway when he lost control at alleged unsafe speeds for the curve in the road. The motorcycle left the travel lanes to the south and overturned, then rolled multiple times before coming to rest on top of Dudik.

Dudik suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Toxicology tests later suggested he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, with a BAC of .121.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Jason Dudik Accident on FM 2114 in Hill County

Reports indicate the victim was impaired in one form or another when he lost control. Some may feel there's little else to say about that since his tragic passing means he's beyond the reach of the law no matter what was in his system, but it's still an important issue to investigate fully.

For instance, since alcohol was involved it's important to find out where the drinks came from. Why? Because whatever business sold it might be legally responsible for the victim's injuries, and if so may have a legal duty to make whatever amends it can to his loved ones.

Jason Dudik Killed in Motorcycle Crash on FM 2114 in Hill County, TX

Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages they cause or suffer while under the influence.

Whether it's a bar, restaurant, or store, a licensed vendor in Texas has a responsibility to protect its customers and community--mostly from the dangers of its own reckless over-service. If such a business served the victim even though he was obviously intoxicated and that contributed to the crash on FM 2114, it should face consequences of its own.

With that said, I'm not pointing fingers at any specific business here. It's not clear if any dram shop violations took place before this accident, and not every DWI crash involves one. All we know is someone was fatally injured and police seem to have confirmed intoxication played a part in that. I think those facts alone warrant careful investigation of all the possibilities--including whether a local business broke the law. If that's found to be true, proper accountability should follow.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.