One Injured in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident on TX 242 in Montgomery County, TX
Montgomery County, TX -- August 28, 2022, one person sustained injuries due to an alleged drunk driving accident on Highway 242.
In their initial reports, authorities said that the crash happened in the area of Highway 242 and Sun View Lane, southeast of Conroe.
It appears that a driver going eastbound on the highway went off-road, then swerved into oncoming lanes. There, it crashed head-on into another vehicle.
One person was said to be seriously injured due to the crash. The driver that lost control is suspected of driving while intoxicated. This and other details cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Alleged Drunk Driver Accident on TX 242 in Montgomery County
It's not my place to speak on the specific allegations here, but any possibility of drunk driving seriously injuring someone is crucial to investigate thoroughly. It's not as simple as just charging the allegedly drunk driver. There is often a local business also responsible for what happened. This is due to dram shop law
Put simply, the 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 can be held responsible when they break the law and get people hurt. Considering reports talking about how many intoxicated rivers arrested over the weekend, folks should have no qualms with any possible measure to make the roads safer. The fact dram shop can get folks the help they need as well only makes it more important to consider here.