Zackary Bayer Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Wichita County, TX
Wichita County, TX -- August 15, 2022, Zackary Bayer was injured following an accident which may have involved alcohol.
Initial details indicated that the crash took place just before 9:00 p.m. along River Road at the intersection of Pecanway Drive.
Officials said that 23-year-old Zackary Bayer was in a Ford Taurus traveling southwest along River Road. At Pecanway, officials say that a southeast Toyota 4Runner failed to yield, crashing into the Ford.
Bayer was taken from the scene with injuries said to be incapacitating. The other driver faced possible DWI charges due to allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol. Right now, these details haven't been confirmed.
Commentary on Zackary Bayer Alleged DWI Accident in Wichita County
As serious as these details are, folks may be quick to assume everything is pretty open-and-shut. After all, police say they got someone for drunk driving. They're certain to answer for those allegations in court. True as that may be, they may not be the only ones who have explaining to do. There could also be a local bar involved that is responsible for contributing to the victim's injuries, as well.
This is due to 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. Not only can this old businesses accountable for the harm they contribute to, it can also provide significant help to the victims and families in need. Since authorities don't often look into these things on their own, I can't help but wonder if steps were ever taken to investigate these possibilities properly and get some answers about what can be done for those involved.