Poteet Woman Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on Whitewood Drive in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- August 1, 2022, a Poteet woman was injured due to an accident where a vehicle hit her on Whitewood, then left the scene.
Authorities stated that the incident happened at approximately 1:23 a.m. off the corner of Whitewood Drive and Military Drive.
Investigators said that a 39-year-old Poteet woman was on foot in a parking lot when an unknown vehicle ran over her, then left.
The woman's injuries were said to be incapacitating. No additional details about the accident are available at this time.
Commentary on Poteet Woman Hit-and-run Accident on Whitewood Drive in San Antonio
Folks generally understand there can be serious consequences for people who leave an accident scene. But my focus is on how folks can get the help they need. What options could there be here? Well, I would need to know more to say for sure, but I'll give an example the authorities rarely address: the possibility of a bar being liable for all of this.
As odd as that may sound, it's 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. I see there are a couple of establishments near this intersection, so let's say, hypothetically, that the driver here was over-served by one of those establishments. If the business over-served them, and that led to them running over the victim, the business could bear responsibility for their role in the victim's injuries, allowing them to confront that establishment in court.
That's just one example, of course. My point is that there can be unique consequences that authorities may not even touch on which can be vital for getting victims and families some much needed help. Are those possibilities being looked into here?