Maria Quezada Injured by Alleged DWI Driver on Community Dr in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — October 18, 2022, 62-year-old Maria Quezada was seriously injured in a crash with an alleged DWI driver on Community Drive in Dallas.
Authorities say the incident happened around 11:05 p.m. on Community near Northwest Highway. Preliminary investigation suggests a Mercedes-Benz coupe and Quezada's Ford F-150 were headed south on Community when they approached the Northwest Highway intersection. The Mercedes, traveling behind the Ford, failed to slow and rear-ended it.
Quezada suffered serious injuries in the collision. The Mercedes driver was unhurt but was suspected of driving under the influence by investigators. Breath tests administered at the scene showed the 22-year-old had a BAC of approximately .166 at the time of the wreck.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Maria Quezada Accident in Dallas
Aside from some possible moral satisfaction in seeing the suspect charged for the damage he and his poor choices caused, it won't do much for the victim or her efforts to resume her life. There may be another way to do that, though, and it starts with finding out where the suspect's drinks came from that night.
Under Texas dram shop law, an alcohol provider that over-serves an obviously intoxicated customer may be liable for injuries caused by that person while they're under the influence. If the Dallas suspect was over-served somewhere and his intoxication was a big part of the crash, the business that provided him with too many drinks should be held accountable for its part in the damage done to the victim.
You'd never know it by the way some of them act, but alcohol providers are legally forbidden from over-serving people. When they do and their customers get hurt or harm others, they law says they have to help those victims. Not every DWI wreck involves a dram shop violation, but the possibility should be looked into when alcohol use seems to be tied to serious injuries. Bad bars should face serious consequences and the people affected by their recklessness deserve all the help they can get.