• November 01, 2022

HCSO Deputy Injured by Speeding Driver on Tomball Pkwy in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — October 28, 2022, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy was injured during a high-speed crash on Tomball Parkway in Harris County.

Authorities say the incident happened just after 11:00 p.m. on northbound Tomball Parkway near Spring Cypress road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Mercedes-Benz sedan was allegedly speeding on the highway when it rear-ended the deputy's vehicle. Investigators estimate the suspect was traveling around 100 mph and the deputy, whose lights and sirens were off, was going around 70 mph.

The deputy was transported in stable condition to an area hospital. The suspect was treated for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and police say the suspect may have been intoxicated. Charges are reportedly pending.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Car Accident on Tomball Pkwy in Harris County

If evidence confirms alcohol was a factor, the suspect may face some serious consequences for their choices that night. Considering the damage they reportedly dealt that seems justified; drunk driving is a serious and dangerous thing to do and should be dealt with accordingly. However, I'd say that everyone responsible for the damage done on Tomball Parkway should held accountable for their part. That might include a business that over-served the suspect.

Texas dram shop law says that alcohol vendors (bars, restaurants, clubs, stores, etc) can't sell or serve more alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. If they do, they may be considered liable for injuries those customers cause while under the influence.

HCSO Deputy Injured in Crash on Tomball Pkwy in Harris County, TX

Having said that, I should repeat that alcohol's just a theory at this point. Even though I'm explaining a few things about dram shop law, I don't know for sure they apply. I only know from decades of experience that it could have helped many people who never knew about it at all, so I talk about it after accidents where it might be a concern. If a local business violated its legal duties and someone suffered as a result, that business should face serious consequences and make what amends it can.

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