Dyllan Fagile Injured in Solo Crash on FM 1283 in Bandera County, TX
Bandera County, TX — August 10, 2022, 18-year-old Dyllan Faglie was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Farm to Market Road 1283 in Bandera County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 5:15 a.m. on FM 1283 near Hill Country Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Faglie was driving a Ford Explorer north on the roadway when he lost control in a curve. The pickup ran off the road into the southbound bar ditch and rolled over.
Faglie, allegedly not wearing a seat belt, suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Investigators reported learning he had consumed alcohol prior to the accident, but did not specify the source of that information.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Dyllan Faglie Accident in Bandera County
Any time alcohol comes up as a possible reason for a crash it's troubling, but the possibility of a teenager being under the influence is far more concerning. Not only might there a local business be in hot water for giving alcohol to someone underage, they might also be liable for the injuries he suffered in his crash.
This is due to Texas dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider that over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for any damages he causes or suffers while under the influence. In my experience, any business reckless (or at least inept) enough to serve an 18-year-old is unlikely to draw the line at over-serving him. If a bar or other alcohol vendor kept pouring for that young man and he ended up hurt, that business may have some legal consequences of its own coming.
So did authorities ever look into where the young man was and what he did before the crash? Not only could that be instrumental in getting him some help, but also there could be a local establishment that needs to clean up their act before more people get hurt.