Quintelro Baker, Earl Ware Injured in Harris County, TX Car Accident on Boudreaux Road
Harris County, TX — July 29, 2022, 24-year-old Quintelro Baker was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Boudreaux Road in Harris County.
According to authorities the incident happened around 10:40 p.m. at the intersection of Boudreaux and Shaw roads. Preliminary investigation suggests Baker was driving a Toyota Corolla west on Boudreaux when he rear-ended 74-year-old Earl Ware in a Nissan Altima, who was stopped and waiting to turn left onto Shaw. After the impact both cars ran off the north side of the road and came to rest.
Baker suffered serious injuries in the accident; Ware's injuries were said to be minor. Both men were transported to an area hospital.
Investigators noted that alcohol may have been a factor in the collision and collected blood samples for testing.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Quintelro Baker, Earl Ware Accident in Harris County
Police seem to think the striking driver was under the influence of alcohol. If blood tests prove them right, he may face some legal consequences for his choices and for the damage he caused. However, it's not my place to speculate about his fate in court or to preach about the perils of DWI.
Instead, I want to address a different element of alcohol-related crashes that might help the victims--including the driver--get back on their feet. Texas dram shop law says that alcohol vendors (bars, restaurants, clubs, stores, etc) can't sell or serve more drinks to obviously intoxicated customers. If they keep serving someone clearly past his limits, they may be considered liable for any damage he does--even to himself--while under the influence.
Having said that, though, I repeat that intoxication is just a suspicion right now. Even if alcohol use is confirmed, that also doesn't necessarily mean a bar violated dram shop law. I bring it up only because it could have helped many people who never even knew about it, so I try to spread the word after wrecks where it might help someone. If a bar violated its legal duties and someone suffered as a result, that business should be held properly accountable and make whatever amends it can to the people it hurt.