• August 11, 2022

Oscar Soliz Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Caldwell County, TX

Caldwell County, TX -- February 21, 2022, Oscar Soliz was killed due to an accident where an allegedly drunk driver crashed with Soliz.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 7:35 p.m. along Highway 80 near FM 1984.

According to officials, 50-year-old Oscar Soliz was on a Harley Davidson traveling southbound along Highway 80. From oncoming lanes, a pickup attempted to turn left into an apartment complex. Doing so, Soliz's motorcycle hit the side of the truck.

Soliz sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. No one else was reportedly injured. Police allege that the pickup driver was under the influence of alcohol, and charges for intoxication manslaughter were suggested. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Oscar Soliz Fatal Accident in Caldwell County

It's just shameful to see something like this happen. I've little doubt the driver accused of being at fault here will answer for their actions. But are they the only ones responsible? If it's true alcohol was involved, did that alcohol come from a local establishment that illegally over-served the driver?

Oscar Soliz Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Caldwell County, TX

Here's why that matters. 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. I've helped hundreds of people confront these negligent alcohol providers, and the behavior these businesses engage in is just beyond reason. Putting the community and even their own customers in danger for a few more sales--dram shop is a crucial tool both to help victims and families and to make sure those negligent establishments clean up their act.

Maybe nothing like that happened here, but it's a possibility that should never go overlooked. After all, if some local business broke the law and contributed to this man's death, shouldn't they, too, be held appropriately accountable?

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