Bradley Taylor Schanz Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- January 9, 2022, Bradley Taylor Schanz was killed due to an accident where Schanz's motorcycle crashed on the roadway.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:14 p.m. along Greenville Avenue, just off SMU Boulevard.
Reports said that 27-year-old Bradley Schanz was on a Yamaha motorcycle traveling southbound on Greenville Avenue. The vehicle somehow lost control, causing it to hit the curb and eject Schanz.
Due to the crash, Schanz sustained fatal injuries. Reports show that a BAC test returned a .148 result. This and other factors have yet to be confirmed.
Commentary on Bradley Taylor Schanz Motorcycle Accident in Dallas
It's obviously serious to see alcohol supposedly play a role in a fatal crash, but I want to be clear this isn't to disparage anyone. In fact, my concern is there may be someone out there complicit in this man's tragic death that has yet to face the appropriate consequences.
Something authorities rarely look into after serious accidents like this is dram shop law. If a bar or similar venue over-serves someone who is obviously intoxicated, they can be liable for the resulting harm. Liquor stores, restaurants, gas stations--a business that breaks the rules for its own gains and causes people to get killed or seriously hurt needs to be held accountable. That's what makes dram shop such an important tool for folks to know about.
Were steps ever taken here to get answers for this man's loved ones? I just hate to think something this awful can occur without anyone giving proper attention to the events surrounding the crash to ensure the victim's loved ones have everything they need going forward. It's possible that would require more thorough independent investigations.