Pedestrian Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Lavaca Street in Austin, TX
Austin, TX -- July 30, 2022, a pedestrian was injured due to an accident where a vehicle struck him along Lavaca Street.
Officials said that the accident happened off the corner of Lavaca Street and 5th Street at around 2:47 a.m.
It appears that a 29-year-old man was walking across the road when a Nissan Maxima struck them. That vehicle then left the scene. Police say they arrested that driver for intoxication assault and failure to stop and render aid.
The victim had incapacitating injuries due to the accident. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Pedestrian Alleged DWI Accident on Lavaca Street in Austin
It's at least encouraging to see someone potentially facing charges for allegedly driving drunk. But if those allegations are true, there could be more than just a single driver responsible for this. Alcohol providers can also be liable for accidents like this if they over-served the driver. 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 could there be a business out there putting the community in danger, there could be an avenue to get someone the help they very much need. Are those possibilities being looked into here?