• July 29, 2022

Stephanie Sandoval Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Mesa Street in El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX -- July 16, 2022, Stephanie Sandoval was injured due to an accident where a possibly intoxicated driver struck Sandoval.

Investigators reported that the accident took place at around 2:18 a.m. along North Mesa Street at Glory Road.

Officials said that 21-year-old Stephanie Sandoval was walking in a crosswalk across North Mesa at the time. While on southbound lanes, it appears a Jeep Patriot hit Sandoval.

Sandoval reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police allege that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time, and they may face charges for intoxication manslaughter. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Stephanie Sandoval Pedestrian Accident in El Paso

If the allegations here are true, then there may certainly be stiff consequences for someone being drunk and hitting a pedestrian. But are they the only ones who did something wrong here? Just after 2:00 a.m., accidents with facts like these often involve someone who was drinking at a local bar. But why does that matter?

It's worth looking into that since bars can be liable under dram shop law for injuries resulting from their negligent over-service to someone who is obviously intoxicated. Not only does this provide a source of assistance for victims and families, but it also takes steps to getting those reckless establishments to clean up their act before they get more people hurt. Is that something authorities have looked into here?


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