One Injured in Car Accident on Marina Bay Drive in League City, TX
League City, TX -- November 5, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed on Marina Bay Drive.
Officials reported that the accident happened just before 12:30 a.m. along Marina Bay/FM 2094 at South Shore Boulevard.
According to investigations, Tawnya Joy Jimenez and two others were in a Chevy Tahoe traveling westbound on Marina Bay. Ahead, authorities say that a Toyota Rav4 also traveling westbound attempted a u-turn, crashing into the Tahoe.
As a result of the collision, one person in the Tahoe had incapacitating injuries. Jimenez and the other occupant were said to be uninjured. Police believe that the Toyota driver, identified as Derek Hardy, was under the influence of alcohol at the time. No further information can be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Car Accident on Marina Bay Drive in League City
If it's true that alcohol led to this crash, there could be other factors here the victims and families need to know. Police tend to put all the focus on the drunk driver--understandably so--but there could also be a local alcohol provider responsible for contributing to the crash. This is due to dram shop law.
The law basically says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and other businesses have rules to follow. Failing to following these rules means people can get hurt, which is why dram shop is a vital source of assistance for those people as well as a tool for holding those negligent businesses accountable for their actions. Have these factors been looked into here?