• August 15, 2022

Pedestrian Injured by Alleged DWI Driver on Loop 1604 in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX — August 14, 2022, a 27-year-old pedestrian was struck and injured by a suspected drunk driver on Loop 1604 in Far North San Antonio.

According to reports the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 4500 block of North Loop 1604 West near Lockhill Selma Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking west in the grass median between the highway and the access road when a westbound Hyundai vehicle veered off the roadway and hit her.

The pedestrian suffered injuries in the crash but ultimately asked to be taken somewhere besides a hospital.

Police detected signs of intoxication from the Hyundai driver at the scene and took them into custody.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on San Antonio Pedestrian Accident on Loop 1604

Police say this accident may be due to alcohol, and this would hardly be the first crash of the sort to happen in San Antonio (or anywhere else). Drunk driving is a significant problem in Texas, but there's more to it than just the drivers themselves loose on the roads. For instance, as part of the investigation here someone needs to find out where that alleged drunk driver's alcohol came from.

People aren't always aware of Texas dram shop law even though it helps many folks who are hurt in similar situations. In a nutshell, dram shop law prohibits licensed alcohol vendors (bars, restaurants, liquor and convenience stores, etc) from selling or serving alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. If they do so illegally and their customers cause or suffer harm while under the influence, that business may then be considered liable for damage done to anyone they hurt.

So did a local business over-serve the driver before the crash on Loop 1604? Only time and further investigation could say for sure, but if there's a chance somebody's endangering a community that way it seems worth finding out. If the injured victim can get some much-needed help in the process, even better.

Pedestrian Injured by Alleged DWI Driver on Loop 1604 in San Antonio, TX
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