Man Killed, 1 Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Alameda Street in Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX -- August 13, 2022, a man was killed and a woman was injured following an accident allegedly involving alcohol.
Initial details suggested that the crash took place at around 2:45 a.m. at Alameda Street and Everhart Road.
It appears that a 46-year-old man was driving a Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Alameda. Officials said that an oncoming pickup crossed over the center lane and hit the motorcycle head-on.
Due to the collision, the motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries. A woman riding on the bike had injuries said to be non-incapacitating.
Police said they believe the pickup driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time. They recommended charges for intoxication manslaughter, but the current status of those charges is unclear at this time.
Commentary on Alleged DWI Accident on Alameda Street in Corpus Christi
It's just awful to see yet another alcohol related accident take a life. This problem is a big one in our state, and that's why it's so vital the public understands the tools Texans have available to them to make things as right as possible. Specifically, while folks understand that drunk drivers face consequences, it's important they know that the alcohol providers that serve them can also be held accountable.
This is due to dram shop law. Basically, the law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. If a bar is out there serving people to the point they cause fatal wrecks, they're a danger to the community. Dram shop can help get them to clean up their act while also giving victims and families a significant opportunity to get the help they need.
It's not clear if any of that would apply here, but it's certainly not too late to consider any possible avenue to make things as right as possible for the victims and families.