4-year-old Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Port Aransas Beach
Port Aransas, TX -- July 4, 2022, a 4-year-old was injured following an accident on the beach which authorities allege involved alcohol.
Investigators reported that the crash took place along the beach at pole #33. A Golfcart was traveling along the beach when it reportedly hit a 4-year-old child. As a result, the child had reportedly non-incapacitating injuries.
After the collision, authorities allege that the cart driver had a .13 BAC. They recommended charges for intoxication assault, but additional details have yet to be confirmed.
Commentary on Golf Cart, Beach Accident in Port Aransas
If the details surrounding this incident are accurate, then no doubt there will be consequences for a child being sent to the hospital. But in all the chaos, it may be easy for something important to slip through the cracks. For example, alcohol-related accidents can involve more than just a drunk driver. If evidence shows a local alcohol provider illegally over-served them, they can be on the hook through dram shop law for contributing to the victim's injuries. Is that something authorities looked into here? Common or not, it's important that those involved have every opportunity to get the help they need.