• November 18, 2022

Reynaldo Gutierrez Jr. Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on N 6th in McAllen, TX

UPDATE (December 5, 2022): Officials released a name for the victim in the accident. They said that 30-year-old Reynaldo Gutierrez Jr. had incapacitating injuries due to the accident. No further information has been released at this time.

McAllen, TX -- November 10, 2022, a motorcyclist was injured due to an accident along North 6th Street which allegedly involved intoxication.

The incident happened near the intersection of North 6th Street and Datepalm Avenue, and authorities were called at around 1:15 a.m. It appears that a motorcycle and a Dodge Charger somehow collided as the Dodge was exiting a bar parking lot. Following this, the Dodge reportedly left the scene.

The motorcyclist sustained injuries requiring surgery, reports say. Authorities say they found the suspect vehicle and have arrested Christopher Houston Moreno. They accuse him of failing to stop and render aid as well as being intoxicated at the time of the crash. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Reynaldo Gutierrez Jr. Alleged DWI Accident in McAllen

With details like these, folks will no doubt want to see some accountability if the accusations turn out to be true. That accountability may not be so simple, though. While a drunk driver can obviously face consequences, they're not always the only ones to blame.

Reynaldo Gutierrez Jr. Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in McAllen, TX

For example, these reports say the runaway driver was coming out of a bar parking lot. If the driver was over-served by that bar, that establishment may also be responsible for contributing to the victim's injuries.

Put simply, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only does making them liable for a victim's injuries get victims some much needed help, it can also ensure they clean up their act before more people get hurt.


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