Pedestrian Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Esperanza Crossing in Austin, TX
Austin, TX -- July 16, 2022, one person was injured in , after an accident where a vehicle struck them along Esperanza Crossing.
According to officials, the incident happened just before 3:00 a.m. along Esperanza Crossing off the corner of Burnet Road.
It appears that a 26-year-old Georgetown woman was walking at the time and attempted to cross the intersection. While doing so, a driver struck the woman, resulting in incapacitating injuries.
In reports, authorities said they believed the driver may have been drinking. This and other details can't be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Pedestrian, Alleged DWI Accident on Esperanza Crossing in Austin
While it's unconfirmed that alcohol was a factor here, it's an important possibility to consider if only due to the fact there could be more than just a negligent driver involved. Something not a lot of people talk about is dram shop law, which says an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only can this be of significant help to victims and families, it can also work to hold those businesses accountable so they clean up their act. Did that happen here, and are the right professionals working to find out for certain?