Kevin Price Injured in Rollover Crash on TX-43 in Rusk County
Rusk County, TX — July 2, 2022, 53-year-old Kevin Price was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on State Highway 43 in Rusk County.
According to reports the incident happened around 10:50 p.m. on TX-43 near County Road 216. Preliminary investigation suggests Price was driving a Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck east on the highway when he lost control. The truck left its lane and crossed through the road, exiting on the south side and hitting a mailbox. After that it entered the south bar ditch and continued east a short distance, then hit a culvert and overturned.
Price suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital. Investigators believe he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Kevin Price Accident in Rusk County
If evidence confirms the victim was intoxicated as police suspect, some may not think that means much one way or the other except maybe what charges he'll face. However, there may be other considerations.
For one thing, charges won't get the injured man back on his feet. Any DWI crash victim, even the suspected drunk driver, deserves whatever help they can get with the long road to recovery. Moreover, despite how harsh the law can be to drunk drivers they aren't always the only ones to blame for their accidents. That's why it's important to know about Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes or suffers while under the influence. Thanks to dram shop claims DWI accident victims--including the drivers--can seek much-needed help and negligent businesses face serious consequences for endangering their customers and the public. Not every DWI crash starts with a dram violation, but the source of the alcohol is an important detail to learn when intoxication causes injuries.
Despite the importance of dram shop law, though, police don't invest many resources in tracking down bars that break it. It's often better to victims to seek proof of over-service themselves with the help of independent experts. Armed with clear evidence of a bar's negligence, many people successfully hold alcohol providers accountable for the damage they helped cause.