Andres Gonzalo Martinez Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- November 1, 2022, Andres Gonzalo Martinez was injured, following an accident involving an allegedly intoxicated driver.
Officials said that the crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. in the area of US Highway 54. Authorities said that 63-year-old Andres Gonzalo Martinez was in a Toyota Tacoma traveling southbound along the highway. Somehow, a Hyundai Sonata hit Martinez's vehicle, causing it to run off-road and overturn.
Due to the crash Martinez was said to have incapacitating injuries. The other driver, unidentified at this time, had allegedly been drinking. Police mentioned potential charges for DWI. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Andres Gonzalo Martinez Alleged DWI Accident in El Paso
Anytime authorities mention alcohol as a potential factor in a crash, it's important to consider more than just that driver's role in the crash. That may sound unusual, but getting people the help they need could mean finding out where that alcohol actually came from. This is because of dram shop law.
In 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 can this be a significant source of help for the victims and families, but it can also see negligent establishments held accountable just as drunk drivers are held accountable. It remains to be seen if investigators here had the experience and tools to look into those important possible factors.