Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on Lamar Ave in Paris, TX
Paris, TX — June 27, 2022, a 45-year-old man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Lamar Avenue in Paris.
Reports say the incident happened around midnight on Lamar Avenue near 24th Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a Toyota Highlander was traveling on the 2400 block of the roadway, allegedly at high speeds, when it traveled through a nearby parking lot, crashed through its back fence, and hit a tree.
The vehicle's driver suffered serious injuries in the accident. A passenger reportedly received minor injuries.
Investigators believe the driver was intoxicated and collected blood samples for testing.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Car Accident on Lamar Ave in Paris
If blood tests confirm alcohol was involved here, some may think that just means the driver will be charged accordingly. However, that might mean there are other issues to address as well.
For one thing, charges will do nothing to help the injured man get back on his feet. Any DWI crash victim, even the suspected drunk driver, deserves whatever assistance they can get with the long road to recovery. That's why it's important to talk about Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who sell or serve more drinks to an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes or suffers while under the influence. A dram shop claim against a reckless bar lets DWI accident victims seek much-needed help and makes sure the offending business faces consequences for endangering its customers and the public.
Unfortunately, police rarely spend the time to investigate law-breaking businesses. If one may have contributed to the victim's injuries with over-service then it's often better to seek proof of that independently with the right allies' help. Armed with the evidence they find, many folks have successfully held bad alcohol providers accountable for the damage they helped cause.