Four Teenagers Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on North Loop 610 in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- August 6, 2022, four teenagers were injured following an accident along North Loop 610 which may have involved alcohol.
Investigators said that the crash happened at around 3:00 a.m. at the intersection of North Loop 610 and North Freeway/I-45. Police say a 17-year-old was driving a Jeep Wrangler eastbound when it somehow lost control and crashed into a guard rail.
Due to the collision, four occupants, all teenagers, sustained injuries. One of them was said to have incapacitating injuries. Police allege that the 17-year-old driver was intoxicated, but further information is needed to confirm.
Commentary on Teenagers Hurt, Alleged DWI Accident on Loop 610 in Houston
While I always take unconfirmed claims with a grain of salt, the possibility of an intoxicated 17-year-old is an incredibly serious one. What most folks wonder in those kinds of accidents is, "Where they get the alcohol?" This is usually for the obvious reason that any adult found giving alcohol to minors is in serious trouble. But that trouble could be more than criminal. Texas law also says they could be liable for any resulting injuries.
The law basically says that if someone provides alcohol to a minor, and that alcohol contributes to an accident, the provider can be held accountable for contributing to the accident. Whether that's an adult known by the driver or some reckless business selling alcohol to minors, this can help to ensure there are consequences while also taking steps to get the kids involved some much needed help. Are these factors being looked into, or will there need to be more thorough investigations?