Larry Morgan Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Loop 281 in Longview, TX
Longview, TX — June 9, 2022, 48-year-old Larry Morgan was injured in a motorcycle accident on State Loop 281 in Longview.
According to reports the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. on Loop 281 near McCann Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Morgan was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle west at what witnesses say were high speeds when he lost control. The bike struck the median curb then went into the median and hit two trees.
Morgan was ejected in the crash and suffered serious injuries. Tests later showed he had blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .239 at the time of the accident.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Larry Morgan Accident in Longview
Police seem to have confirmed that the victim of this accident was significantly over the legal limit for intoxication at the time. Some may think there isn't a lot more to say about that one way or the other, but they may not realize that another party--one that too often gets away with its role in alcohol-related accidents--could also be liable for his injuries.
Under Texas dram shop law alcohol providers are prohibited from selling or serving drinks to obviously intoxicated customers. Some do so anyway despite that; when that happens and their drunk customer causes or suffers injuries, the law may hold the negligent business (a bar, restaurant, club, store, etc) that over-served him responsible for the damage done.
Not every DWI accident involves a dram shop violation. Reports had nothing to say about where the rider's drinks came from in Longview, and I'm certainly not pointing any fingers. It's just an important detail to learn in case a reckless business endangered their over-served customer, not to mention everyone else on the road.
Despite that, law enforcement rarely does much about tracing the alcohol to its source. People hurt by DWI crashes often have to do some investigating of their own rather than wait for police to take action. Obviously that's asking a lot as they're healing and trying to get their lives back in order, which is why many of them recruit experienced allies to help them round up the needed proof. With the evidence of over-service those professionals uncover, many crash victims are able to hold bad bars responsible for the damage they helped cause.