Boy Killed in Alleged DWI Accident on Dilido Road in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- October 10, 2022, a boy was killed as the result of an accident which authorities say involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said that the incident took place at around 7:10 p.m. near the intersection of Dilido Road and Chenault Street.
It appears that the 8-year-old boy was on a scooter at the time when a vehicle struck him. Due to the collision, the child sustained fatal injuries.
Police identified the driver involved as 30-year-old Miguel Martinez, who is said to be facing charges for murder and DWI. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Fatal DWI Accident on Dilido Road in Dallas
The details in these reports are just absolutely infuriating. If the accusations are true, then most would agree such actions should be met with the appropriate consequences. As a father, the idea of losing a child is the absolute worst thing imaginable. I've seen far too many families go through similar incidents. It's why I can at least understand how important it is for them to know all the facts and ensure all parties are being held accountable.
While folks would think that's all the intoxicated driver, it's possible there's an accomplice. If alcohol was a factor, where did it come from? Businesses can also be held responsible if they illegally over-serve someone, and that leads to someone getting hurt or killed. This is called dram shop law. Intoxicated drivers get their day in court. anyone else that contributed to the death of an 8-year-old boy should also be brought to answer for their actions.