Carl Rodriguez Injured in Car Accident in Burleson, TX
Burleson, TX -- August 26, 2022, Carl Rodriguez was injured as the result of an accident which may have involved a drunk driver.
Information released says that the incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. along Renfro Street (FM 3391) at Fox Lane.
Authorities said that 45-year-old Carl Rodriguez was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound along Renfro. Crossing the intersection, it appears an oncoming vehicle made a left turn, reportedly failing to yield to Rodriguez. The two vehicles then collided.
Rodriguez was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. the other driver's condition was unclear. Authorities said that driver may have been drinking, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Commentary on Carl Rodriguez Car Accident in Burleson
Any claim of alcohol is one to take seriously. Failing to yield is bad enough, but drunk driving is just about the worst thing a driver can do. As such, folks often think that makes situations like this open-and-shut. In reality, alcohol can make things quite a bit more complex if victims and families don't have someone looking into where that alcohol came from. But why does that matter?
Put simply, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. When bars over-serve people, they're putting lives at risk. Without action, those business simply continue their negligent business while the victims, families, and even the drunk drivers are left to bear all the consequences. Dram shop allows victims to seek out professionals who can confront that business and hold them accountable for their actions just as local authorities hold drivers accountable for theirs. Are steps being taken here to ensure all contributing factors are being appropriately addressed?