Alexandra Shaye West Seybert Killed in Fatal Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- July 22, 2022, Alexandra Shaye West Seybert was killed due to an accident where a possibly intoxicated driver crashed.
Preliminary reports from authorities said that the crash took place at around 2:24 a.m. along US Highway 281 near Marshall Road.
In reports, authorities said that 24-year-old Alexandra Shaye West Seybert was in a Honda Accord driving northbound on US 281. Somehow, a Chevy Silverado crashed into the back of Seybert's vehicle. Other vehicles were hit, as well.
Due to the collision, reports say Seybert succumbed to fatal injuries. No other injuries were confirmed. In reports, authorities allege that the Silverado driver had been drinking. It's unclear if charges were filed. Investigations continue.
Commentary on Alexandra Shaye West Seybert Fatal Accident in San Antonio
If the allegations here are true, then I have little doubt steps will be taken to hold a driver accountable for allegedly driving drunk and causing a fatal crash. But is that all there is to the story? If alcohol really was a factor here, it's important to find out where that alcohol came from. The drivers aren't always the only ones who need to be held responsible for someone's tragic death.
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. While that may sound like shifting the blame, I know from experience how important dram shop can be for families.
First of all, drunk drivers are still held accountable for their actions. Secondly, dram shop can be a significant source of assistance for a family in need. And lastly, accountability is something just about every one of the hundreds of people I've helped in similar situations wanted. That means all parties should be held appropriately accountable for their actions. Investigations could show some law-breaking business benefited off of this terrible event. Isn't that something worth addressing if found to be true?