Pottsboro Man Injured in ATV Accident on Hacienda Drive in Grayson County, TX
Grayson County, TX -- July 3, 2022, a Pottsboro man was injured after an accident where an ATV crashed along Hacienda Drive.
Authorities reported that the incident took place just after 12:30 a.m. along Hacienda Drive near Lakecrest Drive.
In reports, officials said that a 52-year-old Pottsboro man was on an ATV traveling along Hacienda. While rounding a curve, the ATV ran off-road and overturned, ejecting the driver.
The driver had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police say the driver admitted to drinking alcohol, but it cannot be confirmed at this time if alcohol caused the crash. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Pottsboro Man ATV Accident on Hacienda Drive in Grayson County
Anytime alcohol comes up, it's obviously concerning. But part of that concern needs to be with dram shop law. Essentially, the law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. This can get people much needed help while also ensuring a negligent alcohol provider is held accountable for their actions.
Maybe something like that happened here, though it is also possible alcohol was not a factor at all. I find authorities are often quick to ignore other possible factors when they think something more obvious happened. Were steps at least taken here to give the victim some benefit of the doubt? Those steps could show there is more to this story than initial reports let on.