Henderson Man Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Arlington, TX
Arlington, TX -- August 5, 2022, a Henderson man was injured after an accident where their vehicle crashed on I-30.
According to initial reports, the crash took place just after 3:00 a.m. along I-30 near Six Flags Drive.
Officials said that a 42-year-old Henderson man was on a Honda motorcycle traveling westbound on the exit ramp from I-30 to Six Flags Drive. The motorcycle reportedly stopped at the red light, following which a Mitsubishi rear-ended the motorcycle.
Due to the collision, the motorcyclist reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The Mitsubishi driver, identified as 46-year-old Misty Hawell, reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash, but this cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Henderson Man Motorcycle Accident on I-30 in Arlington
It's always concerning whenever authorities bring up alcohol. Maybe that isn't what happened here, but it certainly wouldn't be shocking to see a crash at 3:00 a.m. involve alcohol. What makes this unique, however, is the possibility of dram shop law.
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. Could it be some local business contributed to this crash and needs to be held accountable? It should at least be worth the effort to find out for certain if it means getting folks the help they need.