Mark Wright, Audry Wright Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- June 19, 2022, Mark Wright and Audry Wright were injured after an accident which allegedly involved alcohol.
Investigators were called to the area of O'Connor Road and Redwoods Manor at around 2:13 a.m. Officials said that 57-year-old Mark Wright and 54-year-old Audry Wright were in a Honda Accord traveling along southbound lanes of O'Connor Road. From northbound lanes, a Toyota Rav4 crossed the center line and hit the Honda head-on.
Both Mark and Audry Wright reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash, and the Toyota driver may have charges of intoxicated assault pending at this time. Further reports included a .109 BAC result following the crash. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Mark Wright, Audry Wright Car Accident in San Antonio
Just after 2:00 a.m., it's unfortunately not surprising to see allegations of drunk driving. A lot of people are on their way home from bars at this time, making it a dangerous time to be out on the roads. But while folks may think that makes all of this open-and-shut, it could actually lead to more complex legal avenues victims and families need to be prepared for. Not only could there be someone else also responsible for all of this, but there could be a unique tool for victims and families to get the help they need. This is called dram shop law.
Basically, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. It recognizes that bars and other venues breaking the law and putting lives at risk warrants consequences beyond some administrative slap on the wrist. In my experience confronting hundreds of negligent alcohol providers all over the state, ensuring they're held responsible for someone's injuries they had a hand in causing is often the wake up call those businesses need to clean up their act.
So while I certainly can't say what did or didn't happen here, steps must be taken to ensure there are thorough investigations into what all led up to this crash. Getting people some much needed help is always a priority, but it's important the right people are held accountable, as well.