• August 05, 2022

Victor Jesus Garcia Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Palmview, TX

Palmview, TX -- July 31, 2022, Victor Jesus Garcia was killed due to an accident which allegedly involved an intoxicated driver.

Investigators reported that the crash took place late Sunday at the intersection of Highway 83 and La Homa Road.

It appears that Victor Jesus Garcia was in a vehicle reportedly driven by Jeffrey Stephens. Police claim that vehicle went through a stop sign and crashed with two other vehicles.

Due to the collision, Garcia sustained fatal injuries. A woman in the same vehicle reportedly had injuries. It's unclear if there were other injuries.

At this time, police allege that Stephens was around twice the legal limit of intoxicated. They report pending charges of intoxication manslaughter.

Commentary on Victor Jesus Garcia Car Accident in Palmview

If the allegations here are true, then there will no doubt be serious consequences here. But who all needs to be held accountable? Folks generally understand that alleged drunk drivers have their own potential consequences to face. But what about the alcohol providers that contribute to these accidents? Who holds them accountable?

Victor Jesus Garcia Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Palmview, TX

It may sound odd to bring up a business, but this all has to do with dram shop law. Basically, the 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 other venues all across the state have no qualms with breaking the law so long as it means doing business. That's why dram shop puts the tools in the hands of families to confront those establishments and ensure they are held accountable for their actions.

I certainly can't say if anything like that happened here, but it would be irresponsible not to find out for sure. Someone lost their life here. That alone warrants every effort to ensure those responsible answer for their role in such a tragedy.

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