• November 01, 2022

One Killed, Diana Gomez, Sabrina Luengo, Hugo Carrasco, 3 Injured in Car Accident on I-35E at Harry Hines in Dallas, TX

UPDATE (November 14, 2022): Officials identified a few of the victims hurt in the crash. They said that Sabrina Luengo was a passenger in the Honda Accord. She and the driver had non-incapacitating injuries while a 20-year-old man in that vehicle sustained fatal injuries. From a Nissan Pathfinder involved, authorities said that Diana Gomez, Hugo Jose Carrasco, and two children were also hurt. Additional details about charges pending for the Ford F-350 driver are unavailable at this time.

Dallas, TX -- October 30, 2022, one person was killed following an accident where multiple vehicles collided along the interstate.

Investigators said that the incident happened along the southbound lanes of the interstate at around 3:00 a.m. in the area of Harry Hines Boulevard.

Right now, details are rather vague. Police said only that a Honda and a Ford F-350 collided, along with three other vehicles. As a result, one person was fatally injured while at least two others were hurt.

It appears that authorities arrested the Ford F-350 driver for intoxication manslaughter. Additional details were not given.

Commentary on Diana Gomez, Sabrina Luengo, Hugo Carrasco, Car Accident in Dallas

While I don't know what all happened here, it's obviously concerning someone is facing the very serious charge of intoxication manslaughter. Frankly, 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday is a risky time to be out and about because it's just an hour after bars close on their busiest night. Could it be that alcohol was the cause of this tragedy? If so, is the intoxicated driver really the only one that needs to be held accountable?

One Killed, Diana Gomez, Sabrina Luengo, Hugo Carrasco, 3 Injured in Car Accident in Dallas, TX

Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Anyone outside of a bar after last call has no doubt seen what it looks like when someone has been over-served. When one of those illegally served people causes harm due to their intoxication, the business that illegally over-served them is as responsible for their own negligence as the drunk drivers are for theirs.

Dram shop, then, could prove to be a crucial tool in this accident. If nothing else, it shouldn't take me to explain why there should be steps to ensure families can get the help they need and an opportunity to see those responsible for their hardships held accountable. Unfortunately, I talk about dram shop on this blog often precisely because folks don't know about it until I spread the word. Hopefully action is being taken here to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks.


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