• August 19, 2022

Dana Verhulst Injured in Car Accident on CR 437 in Collin County, TX

Collin County, TX — July 24, 2022, 58-year-old Dana Verhulst was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on County Road 437 in Collin County.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. on CR 437 near CR 438. Preliminary investigation suggests Verhulst was driving a Lexus IS 300 sedan south on the roadway when she entered a curve and lost control. The car ran off the south side of the curve and entered the west bar ditch. It continued along the ditch a short distance, then hit several small trees with its passenger side. After the impact it spun partially back into the roadway and came to rest upright.

Verhulst suffered serious injuries in the accident. Investigators suspected she was under the influence of alcohol and noted they would obtain her treatment records as part of a DWI investigation.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Dana Verhulst Accident in Collin County

Investigators mentioned alcohol might have been a factor here but are still waiting on hospital records to know for sure one way or the other. It's important to look into--not just to be sure of the facts, but also because if the driver was excessively impaired then a local business may have violated Texas dram shop law by over-serving her. If so that business might have a legal duty to help her get back on her feet.

Dana Verhulst Injured in Car Accident on CR 437 in Collin County, TX

However, impairment and dram shop violations are only two possible issues of many to investigate. There are also less-common factors to consider like vehicular failures, tire blowouts, hazardous road or weather conditions, or even other drivers involved in the crash that left the area without stopping or rendering aid.

Until all the facts are obtained through a careful and thorough investigation, it's important to be patient and not jump to conclusions. At the very least, the victim deserves the benefit of the doubt as more dots are connected. If there are further steps to take here beyond just learning the truth, knowing so will depend on what that truth turns out to be.

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