One Injured in Car Accident on University at 38th in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX -- June 28, 2022, one person was sent to the hospital due to an accident where two vehicles crashed on University Avenue.
Right now, specific details remain unclear. Authorities say it happened either late Monday or into the Tuesday morning hours off the corner of University Avenue and 38th Street.
Somehow, two vehicles traveling along the roadway collided, sending at least one off-road where it overturned through a cinder block wall outside a home.
Due to the crash, one person was taken to a hospital with reportedly moderate injuries. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt. Police did not specify a cause for the crash. Investigations continue.
Commentary on Car Accident at University & 38th in Lubbock
Late at night into the early morning hours, the most likely explanation for a crash like this is alcohol. Plain and simple. A college town like Lubbock is no stranger to this reality, but folks may be a stranger to one important tool available to victims and families affected by drunk driving wrecks. It's called dram shop law.
Essentially, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, restaurants, liquor stores, even gas stations have rules to follow, and they have consequences to face when they break those rules. Allowing victims and families to hold those businesses accountable for their role in a serious crash is just as important as drunk drivers taking responsibility for their own actions with the added benefit of actually getting people some much needed help which charges alone can't really do.
All that said, this is just a likely explanation that warrants investigations. For all we know, this was something as simple as someone being on their phone or fatigued, or maybe it's even something highly unusual relating to sudden mechanical defects. It's important investigators have the experience and tools to consider all of these possible factors so folks know what next steps are best for them.