• August 23, 2022

Forest Hill Teenager Injured in Car Accident on Seminary Drive in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX -- August 5, 2022, a Forest Hill teenager was injured due to an accident where his vehicle crashed on Seminary Drive.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:23 p.m. along Seminary Drive at Main Street.

Authorities reported that a 19-year-old Forest Hill man was in Ford Mustang traveling eastbound on Seminary. Approaching Main Street, the vehicle ran off-road and hit a light pole and a fire hydrant.

The driver had injuries said to be incapacitating. No others were said to be involved. Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash, but this cannot be confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Car Accident on Seminary Drive in Fort Worth

Anytime alcohol comes up as a possibility, it's concerning. But the possibility of a teenager being under the influence only presents more unique challenges. Not only might there be a local business in trouble for giving alcohol to someone underage, they could even be liable for his injuries.

Forest Hill Teenager Injured in Car Accident on Seminary Drive in Fort Worth, TX

This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Considering what kind of business would be reckless or at least inept enough to serve a 19-year-old, experience tells me that kind of business would not suddenly draw the line at over-serving someone. Did authorities ever look into the events preceding this crash? Not only could there be a young man in need of assistance, there could be a local establishment that needs to clean up their act before more people get hurt.

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