Victor Trevizo Injured in Car Accident on Loop 375 in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX — August 13, 2022, 50-year-old Victor Trevizo was seriously injured by an alleged DWI driver in a crash on State Loop 375 in El Paso.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:40 a.m. along Loop 375 near Montwood Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevrolet Blazer and Trevizo's Nissan Versa were traveling south in the left lane of the Loop when the Chevy driver lost control. He veered through the shoulder and his the median barrier, then swerved back into the travel lanes and sideswiped the Nissan's driver side. The impact spun the Nissan perpendicular to the road and the Chevy pushed it a short distance before both came to rest.
Trevizo suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital. Tests later showed the unhurt Chevy driver had a BAC of .24 at the time of the crash and he was arrested for intoxication assault.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Victor Trevizo Accident in El Paso
Many victims and families hurt by a drunk driver find themselves unsatisfied with the results of a police DWI investigation. There may be some moral satisfaction to seeing a drunk driver get their day in court, but criminal consequences do little to help victims get back on their feet. They reach out to the firm to find out what else can be done, and they're often surprised when I want to know whether anyone found out where the suspect drank. Why would that matter?
People often don't know that Texas bars can sometimes be held accountable for contributing to drunk driving accidents. Dram shop law says that an alcohol provider (bar, club, restaurant, store, etc) that over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for damages that person causes or suffers while under the influence.
When bars send people stumbling out to their cars after tying one on, they knowingly contribute to the possibility someone's going to get seriously hurt. Did anything like that happen in El Paso? It's unclear right now and police may have little interest in finding out, but I think any business that recklessly and illegally over-serves its patrons should be stopped. More than that, it should make amends to anyone its carelessness hurt. If police won't pursue that goal, maybe someone else should.