• November 17, 2022

Jasmin Alonso Injured in Car Accident on US-290 in Manor, TX

Manor, TX — October 10, 2022, 25-year-old Jasmin Alonso was seriously injured in a car accident on U.S. Highway 290 in Travis County.

Authorities say the incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. on US-290 near Cedar Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Alonso was a passenger in a Toyota 4Runner headed east on the highway. The driver may have attempted to overtake a Volvo tractor-trailer ahead but struck its back left axle; the Toyota became pinned beneath the trailer and was dragged roughly 50 yards before the big rig came to a stop.

Alonso suffered serious injuries in the crash. Both drivers were unhurt.

Blood tests later revealed that the Toyota driver had a BAC of approximately .205 at the time of the collision.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Jasmin Alonso Accident in Manor

Test results seem to confirm that the suspect in this accident was over the legal limit for intoxication when it happened. That may mean criminal charges will follow, and that seems justified considering the damage the young lady suffered due to his poor choices. However, if intoxication caused that crash then it seems like the people responsible for that intoxication should be held accountable too. That's why it's important to talk about Texas dram shop law.

Jasmin Alonso Injured in Car Accident on US-290 in Manor, TX

If further investigations find that a licensed alcohol vendor over-served the suspect prior to the accident, that business may be responsible for the damage he caused and suffered under dram shop law. It may then have a duty to make what amends it can to the victim for the part it played in her injuries. Not every DWI accident starts with a bad bar, but the source of the alcohol is at least an important detail to learn during a full investigation.

Dram shop law is a valuable but often-unknown tool used to help people affected by DWI accidents. Moreover, it teaches negligent businesses that making a few more bucks is never worth the risk it poses to public safety. Will the authorities look into it here, or would an independent investigation better ensure the victim gets the help she deserves?

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