• October 24, 2022

Diego Espinoza, Anthony Boaten Injured in Car Accident on Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas, TX

UPDATE (November 30, 2022): The two people injured in this accident have been identified as 32-year-old Chevy driver Diego Espinoza and 37-year-old Nissan driver Anthony Boaten.

Dallas, TX — October 23, 2022, two people were hospitalized after a traffic accident on Harry Hines Boulevard in northwest Dallas.

Authorities say the incident happened around 2:15a.m. on the 10800 block of Harry Hines. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevy Cruze was traveling south in the area when the driver lost control, crossed through the median, and then crashed into a northbound Nissan Titan pickup truck.

The Chevy driver suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to an area hospital. The Nissan driver received unspecified injuries.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Diego Espinoza, Anthony Boaten Accident in Dallas

Investigators said the crossover driver in this accident had consumed alcohol that night. I can't speak to the truth of that one way or the other, but if evidence confirms their suspicion then there may be more the the investigation than people realize.

Texas dram shop law says that a licensed alcohol provider (bar, club, restaurant, store, etc) that sells or serves drinks to an obviously intoxicated customer may be liable for injuries that customer causes--even to himself--while excessively impaired. In other words, if a bar could tell the crossover driver was drunk but kept serving him until he stumbled out near closing time then it may have a legal obligation to help him and the other crash victim recover from their injuries.

Diego Espinoza, Anthony Boaten Injured in  Dallas, TX Car Accident on Harry Hines Blvd

Having said that, alcohol's just a suspicion in the Harry Hines crash. Police would still have to prove it was a factor, and even then that wouldn't necessarily mean a bar broke the law. Learning whether a bar should be held accountable for its part in the wreck usually takes investigation above and beyond what law enforcement will invest, so it's important that victims find helpful allies to make sure that business stops its reckless behavior.

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