• November 04, 2022

Eddie Johnston, Joyce Johnston, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Seguin, TX

Seguin, TX -- October 20, 2022, Eddie Johnston, Joyce Johnston, and another person were injured in an accident allegedly involving alcohol.

Preliminary details said that the incident happened at around 5:41 p.m. along Court Street off Highway 46.

Investigators said that Eddie and Joyce Johnston, both 69, were in a Nissan Rogue on eastbound Court Street. They were behind a Chevy Suburban stopped at a red light. While waiting, police say a Honda Civic slammed into the Nissan, pushing it into the Chevy. It appears the Honda driver then fled the scene.

Eddie Johnston and Joyce Johnston were said to have non-incapacitating injuries while the unidentified driver of the Chevy had incapacitating injuries. Authorities say a witness followed the Honda driver who was apparently arrested for suspicion of hit-and-run and intoxicated driving. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Eddie Johnston, Joyce Johnston Car Accident in Seguin

Without evidence to confirm, I can't say for sure that alcohol was a factor here. However, it is a common reason people flee the scene of a crash, so it wouldn't be too surprising. What could be challenging, however, is that people may think everything is wrapped up once the driver is held accountable. That may not be true. In fact, there could be additional consequences to pursue which can actually get the victims some much needed help.

Eddie Johnston, Joyce Johnston, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Seguin, TX

Put simply, 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. Bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and even gas stations should be held accountable when they break the law and contribute to someone's injuries. After all, we say that about drunk drivers; why would businesses get off scot-free for their role in a crash like this?


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