Michael Taylor Injured in Motorcycle Accident on FM 1101 in New Braunfels, TX
New Braunfels, TX — June 18, 2022, 44-year-old Michael Taylor was injured in a motorcycle accident on Farm to Market Road 1101 in New Braunfels.
According to reports the incident happened around 10:50 p.m. on FM 1101 near South Kowald Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests Taylor was riding a Harley-Davison motorcycle north on the roadway when he allegedly failed to maintain a single lane. The motorcycle hit a curb and Taylor lost control, then laid the bike down. It slid a short distance and Taylor fell off along the way.
Taylor suffered serious injuries in the crash. Investigators said evidence and witness statements led them to believe he was under the influence of alcohol at the time, and blood samples were collected for testing.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Michael Taylor Accident in New Braunfels
If blood tests confirm the victim was intoxicated as police suspect, some may think the only impact of that will be the charges he could face for DWI. However, knowing alcohol was a factor would mean there might be other issues to address as well.
One of the main things to consider would be how to help the victim get back on his feet. Any DWI crash victim, even a suspected drunk driver, deserves whatever assistance they can get with the often-hard road to recovery. One potential way to help them would be Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes or suffers while under the influence. A dram shop claim against a law-breaking business lets DWI accident victims seek much-needed help and makes sure that business faces consequences for recklessly endangering its customers and the public.
Despite the value and importance of dram shop law, though, police don't invest many resources in tracking down law-breaking bars. It's often better to seek proof of over-service independently with the right allies' help. Armed with evidence like receipts, security footage, and witness statements, many people successfully hold negligent alcohol providers accountable for the damage they helped cause.