Ian Street Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on Mustang Drive in Grapevine, TX
Grapevine, TX — August 21, 2022, 26-year-old Ian Street was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Mustang Drive in Tarrant County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 2:40 p.m. on Mustang Drive near Southwest Grapevine Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Street was driving a Volvo V70 sedan west on the roadway at alleged high speeds when he lost control for unconfirmed reasons. The Volvo ran off the road to the right and hit a tree with enough force to split the vehicle in half.
Street suffered serious injuries in the crash. Investigators believe he was under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs at the time; blood samples were collected for testing.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Ian Street Accident in Grapevine
Even if blood tests confirm alcohol was involved here I don't want to speculate about what that might mean in terms of charges for the victim. I'd much rather look for ways to help him get back on his feet. Any DWI crash victim, even a suspected drunk driver, should have whatever assistance they can get with the long road to recovery. That's why it's important to know about Texas dram shop law.
Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes--even to himself--while under the influence. A dram shop claim against a reckless alcohol vendor lets DWI accident victims seek much-needed help and also makes sure the business faces consequences for endangering its customers and the public.
Unfortunately, possible dram violations don't get much attention from police. If a bar or other vendor may have over-served the victim before his crash and injuries, proving it may take independent efforts instead of waiting for police to take action. With the evidence independent experts find, many victims and families have held bad alcohol providers accountable for the damage they helped cause.