Hockley Woman Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on W. Mount Houston in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- July 31, 2022, a Hockley woman was injured due to an accident on W. Mount Houston allegedly involving an intoxicated driver.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 1:50 p.m. along W. Mount Houston near T. C. Jester Boulevard.
According to officials, a 25-year-old Hockley woman was in a Hyundai Genesis traveling westbound along the roadway. While at a red light, a Mercedes-Benz somehow crashed into the Hyundai and another vehicle.
Due to the collision, the Hockley woman reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz may have been hurt, as well. Police believe that driver was drunk at the time. Reports include a .146 BAC test result. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Hockley Woman Alleged DWI Accident on W. Mount Houston in Houston
Anytime alcohol contributes to a crash, there are usually consequences for the intoxicated driver. Most everyone knows that. What folks don't often know, however, is there can also be a local business responsible for contributing to the accident.
If a bar, for example, over-served the driver while they were obviously intoxicated, that bar can be liable for their actions under dram shop law. Not only does this give victims and families a unique opportunity to pursue assistance, it also helps get those negligent businesses to clean up their act. Is that something authorities are looking into here? In the hundreds of dram shop cases I've handled, it usually took independent investigations to consider these possibilities. The same could prove true here.