Doris Edwards, 1 Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- July 9, 2022, Doris Edwards and another person were injured after an accident which allegedly involved drunk driving.
Officials reported that the accident happened at around 10:46 p.m. along the Dallas North Tollway near mile marker 175.
According to reports, 57-year-old Doris Edwards was in a Chevy Malibu on northbound lanes of the tollway. While doing so, a Hyundai Elantra somehow rear-ended a Toyota Prius, causing the Prius to then crash with Edwards's vehicle.
Edwards had incapacitating injuries due to the crash, reports said. A passenger in the Prius may have been injured, as well. Authorities say that the Hyundai driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time. This and other details are still under investigation.
Commentary on Doris Edwards Alleged DWI Accident in Dallas
While folks tend to look at drunk driving wrecks as open-and-shut, getting help for the victims and involved can often be complex. Not many people realize that investigations should include not just the allegedly drunk drivers but also the establishment that gave them the alcohol. Why is that?
Put simply, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Many bars and other venues get off scot-free because even authorities don't always know about dram shop. That's why I do what I can to ensure as many people know their rights as possible. When crashes like this happen, those involved deserve to know what next steps there could be toward making things right. Were those steps ever taken here?