Demetrius Lott, 3 Injured in Car Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- August 6, 2022, Demetrius Lott and three others were injured due to an accident possibly involving drunk driving.
Authorities reported that the incident took place at around 3:51 a.m. along the South Freeway near Yellowstone Boulevard.
According to reports, 41-year-old Demetrius Lott was in a Toyota Sequoia traveling southbound on the freeway. While doing so, a Chevy Traverse reportedly crashed into Lott's vehicle.
Due to the crash, Lott reportedly sustained incapacitating injuries. Three passengers in the Chevy reportedly were possibly injured. Police allege that the Chevy driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Demetrius Lott Car Accident in Houston
If it's true that alcohol was a factor here, it wouldn't be surprising to see that driver face consequences. But is there an accomplice out there yet to answer for their own role in the victim's injuries? Authorities rarely talk about this, but alcohol providers can be liable for crashes like the one described here. That's why it's important there are thorough investigations into that possibility.
Put simply, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and even gas stations have rules to follow. When they break those rules, and people get hurt, why wouldn't they be held accountable for that?
Dram shop provides an opportunity for victims and families both to get some much needed help and to hold a negligent business accountable for harming their community. So while it's unclear if anything like that happened here, there's more than enough reason to find out for sure.