• November 17, 2022

Four Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on FM 1960 in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — November 16, 2022, four people were injured when a police chase ended in a wrong-way crash on FM 1960 in Harris County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 4:00 a.m. mon FM 1960. Preliminary information suggests deputies attempted to stop a driver who had an active felony warrant. The driver fled, prompting a chase exceeding 100 mph as he drove the wrong way down FM 1960. The chase ended when he crashed head-on with another vehicle near Wunderlich Drive.

The suspect, his two passengers, and the driver he hit were all transported to area hospitals and are expected to survive.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Wrong-Way Crash on FM 1960 in Harris County

Something many police chases and wrong-way crashes have in common is the drivers being intoxicated. That's not true in every one of those situations and may not be a factor in Harris County, but I think authorities should at least consider the possibility. Why? Because if the driver was intoxicated when he hit the other vehicle, then he may not be the only one to hold responsible for everyone's injuries--even his own.

Texas dram shop law says a licensed alcohol vendor like a bar or restaurant is prohibited from selling or serving drinks to an obviously intoxicated customer. If they knowingly over-serve him and then he causes or suffers injuries while under the influence, that business may be liable for the damage he does.

Four Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on FM 1960 in Harris County, TX

To be clear, I don't know that alcohol played a part in what happened on FM 1960. I just think it and many other possible factors should be considered while trying to make sense of the chaos that occurred. Everything else aside, four people suffered harm in the accident and everyone responsible for that should be held properly accountable.

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