Thai Thanh Tran Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident on TX-183 in Irving, TX
UPDATE (September 26, 2022): Officials identified the victim killed in the accident as Thai Thanh Tran. The driver involved is said to have charges pending for intoxication manslaughter. Additional details are unavailable.
Irving, TX -- September 7, 2022, one person was killed after an accident along Highway 183 allegedly involving a drunk driver.
Investigators said that the crash happened early Wednesday in the area of Highway 183 and Carl Road.
Initial reports said a driver was outside of a vehicle which was stationary along the highway. While there, a passing vehicle hit that driver, causing fatal injuries.
Police say they arrested a driver under suspicion of being drunk. Further information is currently unavailable.
Commentary on Thai Thanh Tran Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Irving
If investigations show that a drunk driver is responsible for this tragic event, I have little doubt that person will have their day in court. But are they the only ones who need that court date? Something authorities rarely address is that bars and other venues can be responsible for contributing to crashes like this.
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. Holding those businesses accountable is not only a vital source of help for victims and families, it's also a crucial step toward making the roads safer for everyone. Are steps being taken here to make sure all responsible parties are facing the appropriate consequences?