Steven Bailey, Nancy Lopez Injured in Car Accident in Bexar County, TX
Bexar County, TX -- October 7, 2022, Steven Bailey and Nancy Lopez were injured following an accident where a car and a motorcycle crashed.
Officials said they responded to the area of Stuart Road and Elmendorf-Lavernia Road at around 6:00 p.m.
Initial details said that 70-year-old Steven Bailey was on a motorcycle traveling southbound on Stuart Road. Police believe that a northbound Nissan Sentra drifted over the center line and hit Bailey's motorcycle.
Due to the collision, Bailey had injuries said to be incapacitating. Police say the driver of the car, Nancy Lopez, had non-incapacitating injuries.
Authorities mentioned alcohol as a possible factor, but this and other details remain unconfirmed.
Commentary on Steven Bailey, Nancy Lopez Car Accident in Bexar County
It's possible alcohol came up here simply out of speculation, and evidence could show it had nothing to do with the crash. If alcohol was a factor, however, that can warrant far more thorough independent investigations. Specifically, finding out if a local establishment over-served an intoxicated driver could be a vital source of help for the victims involved.
This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and even gas stations can be held accountable for their role in a serious accident. This can give families a significant opportunity to get help while also getting those businesses to clean up their act before more people get hurt. Were steps ever taken here to consider those possible factors?