• July 29, 2022

Pedestrian Laying on Presidio St Hit by Alleged DWI Driver in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX — June 30, 2022, a 64-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured by a vehicle on East Presidio Street in Fort Worth.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:50 a.m. on the 1500 block of East Presidio near Pine Street. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was lying down in the roadway for unknown reasons with her feet pointed toward the north curb. A Nissan Altima was traveling east on Presidio when it passed the woman, then backed up and reportedly ran over her hand. The driver stopped to check on her, but allegedly fled the scene as police arrived.

The pedestrian's hand was seriously injured in the accident.

Officers later found the driver and arrested them on suspicion of DWI. The driver allegedly refused to provide specimens for testing.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on E Presidio in Fort Worth

Police think the driver was impaired by alcohol when he ran over the victim's hand, but he apparently wasn't too cooperative when they tried to verify that. Usually when that happens investigators get a warrant, but one way or another they usually get what they need to find out if they're right.

If evidence shows alcohol was a factor as suspected, the driver may face some legal consequences for his choices that day. Some may think that's basically the end of the matter, but investigators should also look into where his drinks came from. But why is that important?

Pedestrian Laying on Presidio St Hit by Alleged DWI Driver in Fort Worth, TX

Texas dram shop law broadens the responsibility for DWI wrecks beyond the drivers to sometimes include the businesses that sold or served them drinks. If further investigations determine a licensed alcohol vendor over-served the driver prior to him injuring the pedestrian (whose reason for laying in the street should also be learned), the business may be expected to make whatever amends it can to the victim.

Not every DWI wreck involves a dram violation, but they're more common than they should be. If a local business over-served the driver before sending him on his way, they should be held accountable for the role they played in the damage done.

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