• July 05, 2022

Nadia Hineser Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — July 1, 2022, Nadia Hineser was struck and injured by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Harris County.

Sources released few specifics about the accident in question. All they say at this time is that driver Douglas Ixcoy allegedly failed to stop at the scene or contact emergency services after causing an accident which caused bodily injury to Nadia Hineser. Ixcoy was later apprehended and charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Nadia Hineser Hit-and-Run in Harris County

A common mistake I see after these incidents is thinking reports already say everything there is to know. The suspect allegedly fled the scene after hurting the victim and he now faces charges after being caught, so what else is there?

For starters, there's the lingering question of why he took off. Depending on what investigators learn about that, there may unique legal avenues to help the victim recover from her injuries.

Nadia Hineser Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

For example, if the hit-and-run driver fled because he was intoxicated after being over-served at a bar, it could mean that business is partly liable for the victim's injuries under dram shop law. In that case it might have a legal duty to help the victim get back on her feet.

I'm not saying for certain that a dram shop violation happened here, but did the authorities even look into it? Little as I like saying it, probably not. Law enforcement often sticks to punishing individuals while overlooking too many negligent businesses. If alcohol is suspected to be a factor here, independent investigations may be necessary to ensure justice is done and the victim gets the help she deserves.

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