Alrenzo Taylor Killed in Car Accident on West Montgomery in Houston, TX
UPDATE (August 30, 2022): Officials said that the man killed in the accident was Alrenzo Taylor. At this time, they have not confirmed an official cause for the crash.
Houston, TX -- August 16, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along West Montgomery Road.
Investigators said that the crash took place at around 1:30 a.m. along West Montgomery Road just off Ella Boulevard.
In reports, authorities said they attempted to pull over a car that reportedly had its headlights off. That vehicle reportedly then fled from officers, eventually running off-road and hitting a pole.
The driver of the car, unidentified at this time, died as a result of the crash. Police believe the driver was drunk, but this has yet to be confirmed. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Alrenzo Taylor Car Accident on West Montgomery in Houston
I certainly don't want to jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts here, concerning as these reports may be. Perhaps there were extenuating circumstances authorities have yet to investigate. If this was alcohol-related, though, it unfortunately wouldn't be surprising. But that likely wouldn't make this as open-and-shut as folks may think. It's possible a local business contributed to this crash and needs to be held responsible.
Put simply, 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. If a bar serves someone to the point they're driving around with their lights off, it's very likely they did so illegally. So why shouldn't victims and families affected by their negligence have an opportunity to confront them? Not only can it be of significant help to them, it can also get a business to clean up its act where it would otherwise continue putting the public at risk.
Like I said, it's possible none of that happened here. I just don't want people to simply shake their head and move on like nothing happened here. Whatever their decisions that morning, someone lost their life here. Steps should at least be taken to find out why and whether or not someone who needs to face consequences played a role in all of this.