• October 20, 2022

Diego Torres Killed in Car Accident on Spur 529 in Rosenberg, TX

Rosenberg, TX — June 30, 2022, 35-year-old Diego Torres was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Spur 529 in Fort Bend County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 4:00 a.m. along Spur 529 near Seabourne Meadows Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Torres was driving a Honda Accord south on the spur at what hay have been high speeds. His vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and he over-corrected, sending the Honda spinning through the roadway and off the other side. It hit a ditch and a telephone pole, then came to rest on its roof in a driveway.

Torres suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Its specific cause remains unconfirmed, but reports note that the victim had an approximate BAC of .19 at the time.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Diego Torres Accident in Rosenberg

To be clear, authorities including blood-alcohol results for the victim is not about disparaging his name or casting judgment. It's just an important detail--not only for learning the full story, but also because it means the investigation should include whether a local business over-served drinks to the victim.

Something police rarely look into on their own is dram shop law, and it's important to find out if it applies to any tragic accident where police believe alcohol is a factor. Put simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries that person causes or suffers while under the influence.

Diego Torres Killed in Car Accident on Spur 529 in Rosenberg, TX

Whether it's a bar, liquor store, restaurant, or even a gas station, a business that had a hand in a deadly DWI accident should be held accountable. Dram shop gives victims and families the tools to do so, and is also the best way to teach that business a harsh lesson about breaking the law for a few more bucks.

Maybe nothing like that happened here, and it's also still hugely important to consider other things that may have influenced the crash, such as vehicle problems or road hazards. My goal is simply to shed light on an important area of Texas law the authorities rarely discuss. Hopefully steps were taken here to make sure the victim's loved ones know they're getting the full story.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.