Ana Reyes, 1 Injured in Car Accident on Addington Street in Irving, TX
UPDATE (August 9, 2022): Authorities identified the woman hurt in the collision as 39-year-old Ana Reyes. Right now, additional details about the incident cannot be confirmed.
Irving, TX -- July 5, 2022, two people were injured as the result of an accident where a vehicle hit a pedestrian on Addington Street.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 9:27 p.m. along Addington Street at Stafford Street.
Officials said that a 39-year-old woman was on foot behind a vehicle along the side of Addington. A Mercury Milan reportedly crashed into the woman, causing incapacitating injuries. The driver reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Authorities allege that driver had been drinking, but additional details are unavailable.
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If the details surrounding this incident are true, it would be no surprise to see some serious consequences against this driver going forward. However, that may not be the end of the story. If investigations show the driver had been at a bar or similar venue earlier, then that establishment may also be responsible for contributing to this accident. This is due to dram shop law.
In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and even gas stations must follow these rules. Otherwise, people get hurt, and that's why dram shop allows victims and families to confront those negligent businesses when possible. Is that something authorities have looked into here?