• July 26, 2022

Alfred Adams Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Dowdy Ferry Rd in Dallas County, TX

Dallas County, TX — June 27, 2022, 47-year-old Alfred Adams was injured in a wrong-way crash on Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas County.

According to reports the incident happened around 9:05 p.m. on Dowdy Ferry near Middlefield Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Adams was driving a Mitsubishi Outlander north on the roadway as a Dodge Dakota was southbound in the opposite lane.

The Dodge driver told investigators he saw the northbound SUV coming straight at him with no headlights. He hard-braked and swerved right in an attempt to avoid it but the vehicles collided on their front-left quarters.

Adams suffered serious injuries in the crash. The Dodge driver received minor injuries.

Investigators believe Adams was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Alfred Adams Accident in Dallas County

Wrong-way collisions like this always raise red flags, and it's small wonder investigators suspect alcohol was a factor. Quite frankly the vast majority of these crashes involve drunk driving, which is why it's crucial to find out if a local business illegally over-served the victim. After all, if a business broke the law and contributed to a serious crash, they might be responsible for the damage done under dram shop law.

Alfred Adams Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Dowdy Ferry Rd in Dallas County, TX

Dram shop law basically says that a licensed alcohol vendor (bar, club, restaurant, store, etc) can't sell or serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person. That surprises a lot of people because they've seen a business do exactly that many times; that disregard for the law often has dangerous consequences. I've even seen businesses so reckless that they served people until they literally died of alcohol poisoning, and letting something like that slip through the cracks is clearly unjust. Dram shop claims hold those businesses accountable while also helping their victims seek help getting back on their feet.

With all of that said, though, alcohol's still only an unproven theory right now. Is it common in wrong-way collisions? Absolutely. Is the only possibility? Absolutely not. Things like poor signage or lighting, mistakes with medications, medical emergencies, distraction, or even just simple confusion can easily cause similar accidents. Overlooking any of them would be a disservice to everyone involved--especially the driver who faces some serious allegations. Will police invest the time and care make sure the whole truth is found and those responsible for the victim's injuries are held responsible?

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