• August 12, 2022

Pedestrian Killed in Possible DUI Accident on Lamar Boulevard in Austin, TX

Austin, TX -- August 11, 2022, one person was killed after an accident on Lamar Boulevard possibly involving an impaired driver.

According to officials, the incident took place just before midnight along North Lamar Boulevard near the Morrow Street intersection.

Investigators said that a man was walking when a vehicle somehow hit them. The pedestrian succumbed to their injuries at the scene. That person was not identified.

Police say they suspected the driver of being impaired and arrested them. This and other details are unavailable.

Commentary on Alleged DUI Accident on North Lamar in Austin

It's always serious to see allegations of impaired driving, and it's also something we see almost every day here in Texas. That's why it's important to understand what it can mean for the victims and families involved. While allegedly drunk drivers certainly have consequences to face, the businesses that serve them may also be in trouble.

Austin, TX Possible DUI Accident Kills Pedestrian on Lamar Boulevard

Put simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. That means people can confront bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and even gas stations when their illegal over-service of alcohol harms them. Not only can this get them much needed help, it also helps make the community safer by getting those businesses to clean up their act. Are steps being taken here to find out what all led up to this tragedy?

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