• August 04, 2022

Man, Teenager Injured in Car Accident on I-35E in Carrollton, TX

Carrollton, TX -- June 22, 2022, two people were in injured after an accident where their vehicle crashed into a freeway barrier.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 5:09 a.m. along I-35E in the area of Frankford Road.

In their reports, officials said that a 34-year-old man and a 19-year-old were in a Toyota Camry traveling along northbound lanes of the interstate. At the Sam Rayburn Tollway exit, the vehicle went to the right and crashed into the attenuator separating the ramp from the main lanes.

Due to the collision, both occupants reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Police allege that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time. This and other details cannot be confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Car Accident at Frankford Road in Carrollton

Any time authorities bring up alcohol, it's obviously concerning. But there can be extenuating circumstances which require more thorough independent investigations.

Carrollton, TX Car Accident Injures 2 on I-35E at Frankford

For one, if the driver was illegally over-served by a bar prior to the crash, then that establishment could be liable under dram shop law for their role in the crash. Beyond that, however, a proper investigation won't simply take reports like this at face value, alcohol or not.

There should always be consideration for extenuating circumstances such as faulty safety devices, other drivers, tire defects, road hazards, etc. Whether or not police bothered being that thorough here remains to be seen, but experience makes me doubt anything less than an independent investigation would really get clear answers here.


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