• July 21, 2022

Bicyclist Injured in Car Accident on South 1st in Abilene, TX

Abilene, TX -- July 19, 2022, one person was injured as the result of an accident where a vehicle hit a bicyclist on South 1st Street.

Authorities reported that the crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. off the corner of South 1st Street and Mockingbird Lane.

According to reports, a bicyclist was traveling along the road when a pickup somehow hit them. It's unclear who had the right-of-way.

As a result of the collision, the cyclist went to a hospital with unspecified injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Bicycle Accident on South 1st in Abilene

While I certainly can't say what did or didn't happen here, any late night crash is going to bring up the concern of alcohol. What makes this particularly concerning is the possibility there's a local alcohol provider involved.

Bicyclist Injured in Car Accident on South 1st in Abilene, TX

Something authorities rarely consider is that bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and other establishments can be liable for contributing to accidents if they illegally over-serve someone. This is called dram shop law, and despite the fact it's common enough for me to help hundreds of people over the years, authorities still rarely look into it. Whether or not it happened here, it's something that needs to be on the radar if folks are going to get the help they deserve.

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