• October 13, 2022

Margaret Ross Killed by Alleged DWI Driver on Dickinson Road in Alvin, TX

Alvin, TX — September 25, 2022, 73-year-old Margaret Ross died in a traffic accident on Dickinson Road in Brazoria County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 3:20 p.m. along Dickinson Road near Shirley Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a Dodge Challenger was traveling west on the roadway as Ross drove a Buick Encore east nearby on the other side.

Reports indicate the Dodge driver crossed over the center line and crashed into the front-left quarter of the eastbound Buick. The impact caused the Encore to spin off the road.

Ross was transported to an area hospital with suspected serious injuries and was later pronounced dead. Investigators determined the Dodge driver was under the influence of intoxicants and collected blood samples for testing.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Margaret Ross Accident in Alvin

If blood tests confirm alcohol was involved here as police think, some may think that just means the alleged drunk driver will be charged accordingly. Naturally that part's important, since people willing to put themselves and others at risk that way should face proper consequences.

However, there may be more to the story; for instance, evidence that intoxication was a factor could mean there's someone else to hold accountable for the tragic damage done. Under Texas dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries she causes while under the influence.

Margaret Ross Killed by Alleged DWI Driver on Dickinson Road in Alvin, TX

Anyone hurt in or by one of these accidents, whether an innocent person hit by a drunk driver or a grieving family who lost a loved one to such a crash, deserves all the help they can get with the difficult road ahead. A dram shop claim against a negligent bar or other alcohol vendor is one way to get it. Furthermore, it makes sure the offending business faces consequences for endangering its customers and the public with illegal over-service.

Unfortunately, despite how important it is to find and stop bad bars police don't spend much time on dram violations. If an alcohol vendor may have contributed to the Alvin crash then it may be better to seek proof of that independently. With the right help and evidence, many folks have held bad alcohol providers accountable for the terrible damage they helped cause.

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