• July 20, 2022

David Sanchez Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — July 16, 2022, David Sanchez was struck and injured by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Harris County.

Sources released few specifics about the accident. All they say at this time is that driver Amado Tovar-Munoz allegedly failed to stop at the scene or contact emergency services after being involved in an accident which caused bodily injury to David Sanchez. Tovar-Munoz was later apprehended and charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on David Sanchez 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 some unique ways to help the victim recover from his injuries.

David Sanchez 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 would have a legal duty to help him get back on his feet.

It's unclear if the hit-and-run driver was impaired, let alone whether a bar over-served him, but did the authorities even look into that possibility? Little as I like saying it, probably not. If intoxication might be a factor in the hit-and-run that hurt the victim, independent investigations may be necessary to ensure justice is done and he gets all the help he deserves.

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