One Injured in Car Accident on Riverside Drive in Austin, TX
Austin, TX -- November 8, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided along East Riverside Drive.
Investigations said that the incident happened at around 2:41 a.m. along East Riverside Drive, just off South Pleasant Valley Road.
Right now the cause of the crash is unclear. It appears two vehicles somehow collided, causing one of the cars to run off-road and hit a power pole.
One person involved in the crash had to be taken to a hospital with serious injuries. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt. Investigations continue.
Commentary on Car Accident on Riverside Drive in Austin
This early in the morning, there's usually a concern that alcohol was a factor. Since bars close at 2:00 a.m., many crashes like this not only involve drunk drivers but also negligent businesses who are liable under dram shop law for over-serving those drivers. Authorities are generally thorough when it comes to the drivers, but seeking out the negligent establishments and getting people the help they need typically means having independent investigators look into things. Are those steps being taken here?