Set Van Nguyen Killed by Alleged DWI Driver in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — November 20, 2022, Set Van Nguyen was fatally injured in a crash with an alleged DWI driver in Harris County.
Sources released few specifics about the accident. All they say at this time is that driver Nicholas Griffin allegedly caused an accident while under the influence of an intoxicant. That accident caused fatal harm to Set Nguyen. Investigators allege Griffin fled from the collision but he was later apprehended and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter by Harris County officials.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Set Van Nguyen Hit-and-Run in Harris County
A common mistake after an incident like this is thinking that there's little else to know. Some may feel the key points were already hit: Someone fatally injured the victim while intoxicated and that person was caught and charged, so what more could there be to say? For starters, it's important to ensure that everyone responsible for this terrible accident is held accountable for their part.
Many folks aren't aware of dram shop law or how it could apply in these situations. In a nutshell, dram shop law prohibits licensed alcohol vendors (bars, restaurants, stores, etc) from selling or serving alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. If they do so illegally and their customers cause or suffer injuries while excessively impaired, the business that provided too much to drink may be considered partly liable for the harm done.
Any business that had a hand in the victim's injuries should be held accountable for the role it played and do what it can to make things right. I'm not saying for certain that a dram shop violation happened here, but did the authorities even look into it--or were they satisfied with the "bad guy" they arrested? If so, it may fall to someone else to ensure the victim's loved ones get the answers and help they deserve.