Eric Allison Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- July 9, 2022, Eric Allison was injured due to an accident where Allison's vehicle crashed into a barricade.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:00 p.m. along Chartres Street at Leeland Street.
Officials said that 32-year-old Eric Allison was in a Chevy Suburban traveling westbound on Leeland. A Chartres, the vehicle crashed into a barricade splitting eastbound and westbound lanes.
Allison sustained incapacitating injuries, reports say. Alcohol may have been a factor, but further information cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Eric Allison Car Accident in Houston
The allegation of alcohol is obviously concerning, and it could even mean some local bar is liable under dram shop law for over-serving the victim. That's certainly important to consider. But if further investigations showed there were other important factors--or even that alcohol wasn't a factor at all--it wouldn't be that shocking.
The fact of the matter is preliminary reports like this often make mistakes or overlook crucial details. That's one of the reasons I always rely on more experienced independent accident reconstructionists rather than taking a crash report from authorities at face value. Making sure the evidence speaks for itself is a vital step to getting folks the help they deserve. Are those steps being taken here?