Four Injured in Possible Drunk Driving Accident on Parker in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- July 17, 2022, four people were injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along Parker Road.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 3:00 a.m. off the corner of Parker Road and McGallion Road.
Authorities said that a PT Cruiser was traveling on Parker. Somehow, the vehicle went over the median, crashing with an oncoming pickup.
Due to the crash, three people in the pickup and the driver of the PT Cruiser were injured. The exact cause of the crash is unclear, though authorities say they believe alcohol may be a factor. This remains unconfirmed at this time.
Commentary on Possible Drunk Driving Accident on Parker in Houston
These are obviously concerning possible factors, though it's important that investigators are still thorough enough not to overlook things like mechanical issues, fatigue, or medical conditions, however likely they may be. But if alcohol was a factor, that could be crucial for those affected by this crash. Their injuries could possibly be the result of someone being illegally over-served by a bar, and Texas law has tools for those folks to pursue the help they deserve.
Put simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Whether it's a bar, liquor store, club, or even a gas station, a business recklessly over-serving people and contributing to serious accidents has no right benefiting off of a community it's actively putting in danger. Holding them appropriately accountable through dram shop can be a crucial step forward in getting them to clean up their act while also helping the victims and families.
Like I said, I can't say if anything like that happened here. With serious injuries, however, every possible steps should be taken to ensure all the facts are brought to light.