• November 03, 2022

Michelle Burnett Injured in Possible DWI Accident in Kirby, TX

Kirby, TX -- October 16, 2022, Michelle Burnett was injured due to an accident which may have involved a possible intoxicated driver.

Investigators said that the incident happened just before 2:30 p.m. along FM 78 at Gibbs Sprawl Road. \

It appears that 53-year-old Michelle Burnett was in a Toyota 4Runner traveling westbound on FM 78. At the intersection, an oncoming vehicle reportedly failed to yield and crashed with Burnett's vehicle.

Due to the crash, Burnett was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. The other driver, identified as Robert James Walker, may have been intoxicated, police said. This has yet to be confirmed.

Commentary on Michelle Burnett Possible DWI Accident in Kirby

It's obviously concerning anytime authorities bring up the possibility of alcohol. If the allegations turn out to be true, what exactly does that mean? Folks often think what follows is simply charges for the drunk driver, but there could be more to the story the victims need to look into. For example, is there a local business liable for contributing to the crash, as well?

Michelle Burnett Injured in Possible DWI Accident in Kirby, TX

Texas has dram shop law which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, gas stations--businesses have rules to follow. Breaking those rules means facing the consequences, especially when people get hurt. If police haven't looked into that here, could there be more to this story that would be a significant step toward getting the victim some much needed help?

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