Terry Tate Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Tarrant County, TX
Tarrant County, TX -- June 21, 2022, Terry Tate was injured after an accident where a vehicle crashed along the highway.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 12:49 a.m. along US Highway 287/US 81 near Avondale Haslet Road/FM 718.
Investigators said that 43-year-old Terry Tate was in a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling southbound along the highway. The vehicle lost control for reasons which can't be confirmed, causing it to slide into a guardrail.
Tatet reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police said they are looking into alcohol as a possible factor.
Commentary on Terry Tate Single-Vehicle Accident in Tarrant County
Anytime authorities bring up alcohol, it's obviously worth considering. I can't say if that happened here, but if it did, it could mean looking into a local bar if they illegally over-served the driver. Establishments can be liable under dram shop law when they contribute to crashes through negligent service of alcohol, which is why investigating such matters thoroughly can be of significant help to the victims involved.
But those investigations can also consider the possibility alcohol wasn't a factor here. If it turned out police simply got the facts wrong, it wouldn't be the first time. Mechanical issues, medical conditions, tire blowouts, road hazards--likely or not, considering these factors can be crucial can be crucial for getting victims and families the help they deserve.