• June 24, 2022

Terry Skasick Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Wichita Falls, TX

Wichita Falls, TX — June 5, 2022, 63-year-old Terry Skasick was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Midwestern Parkway in Wichita Falls.

According to reports the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. on Midwestern Parkway near Seabury Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Skasick was driving a Ram 3500 pickup truck west on the roadway when he allegedly failed to negotiate a curve. The pickup hit the road's south guardrail, rode up it, and overturned, coming to rest partially on top of the rail.

Skasick suffered serious injuries in the crash. According to reports he told investigators he may have been speeding and also that he consumed alcohol prior to the accident. Police drew blood samples for testing.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Terry Skasick Accident in Wichita Falls

UPDATE (July 8, 2022): Later reports indicate the seriously-injured crash victim had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .127 at the time of the crash. I don't say that in judgment, but confirmation that he was over the legal limit for intoxication may mean there's more to investigate.

As I mentioned before, Texas dram shop law holds businesses that over-serve alcohol responsible for the damage their intoxicated patrons cause or suffer. Not every DWI crash starts with a law-breaking bar, but finding out where the drinks came from is an important and often-neglected step when helping victims get back on their feet.

As I also mentioned, however, that part of the investigation generally gets little attention from police. If one is suspected then it's usually best to seek help elsewhere from people who know how to get the necessary proof. Armed with receipts, witness statements, video footage, and other evidence, many people hurt by reckless over-service have held bad businesses accountable for the damage they helped do.

Terry Skasick Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Wichita Falls, TX

ORIGINAL: Given the circumstances of this crash and the driver's reported admission of drinking, it seems reasonable that alcohol is considered a possible factor. Blood tests or treatment records should offer some insight into how much of a role it played, and depending on what they reveal the victim may face some consequences for his choices.

Some might consider that essentially the end of the matter, but another party may have a share of the responsibility for the victim's injuries. Texas dram shop law holds alcohol providers accountable for over-service, meaning times where they sell or serve alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. When they do, they may be liable for injuries their customers cause or suffer while impaired.

Not every DWI accident involves a dram shop violation, but it's worth looking into any time alcohol consumption may be a direct factor in an accident. Unfortunately police don't often do that, so crash victims are often better served by independent investigations to get what they need.

*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.