• September 26, 2022

Delia and Floyd Bogart Killed in Auto Accident on Loop 340 in Robinson, TX

Robinson, TX — September 25, 2022, Delia and Floyd Bogart were killed in a crash with an alleged drunk driver on Loop 340 in Robinson.

Authorities say the incident happened Sunday afternoon along the 3400 block of Loop 340 near 12th Street. Preliminary investigation suggests 27-year-old Bobby Molina tried to merge onto the loop but his Ford Taurus crashed into the Bogart's Chevy Suburban. The impact caused the Suburban and its attached trailer to overturn, ejecting the Bogarts and a passenger in the SUV.

Delia Bogart, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene. Floyd Bogart, 78, was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later. The unnamed Chevy passenger was also taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Bobbie Molina was suspected of being impaired and subjected to breathalyzer tests, which showed he had a BAC of approximately .193 at the time of the crash. He was arrested on potential intoxication manslaughter charges.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Delia and Floyd Bogart Accident in Robinson

Breathalyzers have a higher margin of error than blood tests, but even allowing for that it seems police have reason to suspect intoxication was a major factor here--which means the at-fault driver may rightly face some serious consequences for his poor decisions. That's certainly an important step, but I would also contend that everyone who played a part in doing harm to the victims should answer for its role. That's why it's important to talk about Texas dram shop law.

Delia and Floyd Bogart Killed in Auto Accident on Loop 340 in Robinson, TX

Dram shop law is an important but often-unrecognized area of the law that holds alcohol vendors accountable when they over-serve their customers. If a licensed vendor like a bar or restaurant keeps refilling a customer's glass despite him being obviously intoxicated, that business may be liable for the damage he causes while under the influence. If the Robinson driver was over-served somewhere (not unheard of even on a Sunday afternoon) and his intoxication was the reason for the collision, the business that sold him drinks may have a duty to make what amends it can to the people their customer hurt.

Alcohol providers have a legal responsibility not to over-serve people; when they break the law and people get hurt, they're obligated to help those victims. Most bars follow the rules and not every DWI case involves a dram shop violation, but the possibility should be looked into when alcohol use seems to be tied to serious injuries--both to hold the business accountable for its negligence and to help people recover from the damage it helped cause.

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