• August 19, 2022

David Zavala, Passenger Injured in Harris County, TX Crash on Airline Drive

Harris County, TX — July 24, 2022, 29-year-old David Zavala and his passenger were seriously injured in a car crash on Airline Drive in Harris County.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 8900 block of Airline Drive near Gulf Bank Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Ford Mustang was traveling north on Airline in the right lane. Nearby, Zavala was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe west of a parking lot at alleged high speeds when he started to turn right onto Airline.

Reports say Zavala failed to yield to the passing Mustang and hit it on the passenger side. After the impact he fled the scene only to crash with another vehicle a short distance away. He then lost control of the Tahoe and it overturned on the 200 block of Gulf Bank.

Zavala and a passenger in the Tahoe suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Investigators suspected Zavala was under the influence of alcohol and subpoenaed his medical treatment records.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on David Zavala Accident in Harris County

Any time authorities bring up alcohol as a possible factor it deserves serious consideration. Having said that, I want to be clear that I don't write this blog to preach about the evils of alcohol or wag a judgmental finger at allegedly-intoxicated drivers. I'd rather talk about ways to help the crash victims, since quite frankly police tend to focus more on punishing someone than they do on helping anyone.

That's why I focus on lesser-known or underutilized areas of the law like dram shop law. In a nutshell it says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication--even if the DWI driver himself is among the injured.

David Zavala, Passenger Injured in Harris County, TX Crash on Airline Drive

I'm not saying I know of any specific business that broke the law here. Alcohol's still just a suspicion unless clear evidence (like hospital records) say differently. If they do, it's important to find the alcohol's source and take any needed action. Since that action could help the two people hurt in the crash get some much-needed help with their recovery, it sure seems like an important step.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.