Henrietta Man Injured in Possible DWI Accident on River Road in Wichita County, TX
Wichita County, TX -- August 15, 2022, a Henrietta man was injured after an accident where two vehicles crashed on River Road.
Authorities said they were called out to the area of River Road and Pecanway Drive at around 9:00 p.m.
Initial details suggested that a 23-year-old Henrietta man was in a Ford Taurus traveling along southwest River. At Pecanway, a southeast vehicle reportedly ran a stop sign and crashed into the Ford.
The Henrietta man was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police believe the other driver was under the influence of alcohol, but this was not confirmed.
Commentary on Henrietta Man Car Accident on River Road in Wichita County
Any allegation of alcohol is important to take seriously. Perhaps evidence would show it wasn't involved here, but even if it was, the situation may not be as simple as folks would think. That's because a lot of situations like the one described here involve dram shop law, meaning there could be a local business responsible for contributing to all of this.
Simply put, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. I've confronted hundreds of businesses on behalf of families harmed because those establishments would rather push sales than keep their communities safe. Doing so can not only hold them accountable but also get people some much needed help. Was that ever looked into here.