• December 16, 2022

Passenger Seriously Injured in Auto Accident on Biggs Terrace in Arlington, TX

Arlington, TX — September 28, 2022, a 56-year-old man was seriously injured in a car accident on Biggs Terrace in Arlington.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. on Biggs Terrace near South Collins Street. Preliminary investigation a Kia Sedona was traveling north on Collins in the southbound lanes, against traffic, when the driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle. The Kia veered onto a sidewalk and went airborne, hit a parked car at a nearby residence, and came down on Biggs Terrace. It passed through the lanes of Biggs and finally came to rest in the front yard of another residence.

The Kia's passenger was seriously hurt in the crash. The driver reportedly received minor injuries.

Investigators suspected the driver was intoxicated and collected blood samples for testing.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Kia Crash on Biggs Terrace in Arlington

If blood tests confirm alcohol was involved here, some folks may just wind up to throw the book at the alleged drunk driver and think that's that. Ensuring he faces consequences is important, of course, as the Arlington wreck is one of countless examples of the serious harm a DWI driver can do. I'd argue that everyone who played a part in hurting his passenger should be held accountable, though, which is why it's important to talk about Texas dram shop law.

Passenger Seriously Injured in Auto Accident on Biggs Terrace in Arlington, TX

Under dram shop law, licensed alcohol providers who over-serve an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes while under the influence. In other words, in some cases it's not just the drunk driver who's responsible for a crash--it's also the place that helped him get that way. Dram shop makes sure that such negligent businesses are held accountable, both to the state for breaking the law and to the people their reckless over-service hurts.

Not every alcohol-related wreck involves a dram violation, and I'm not accusing any specific Arlington business of shady practices. The source of a driver's drinks is simply an important detail to learn, but unfortunately police rarely bother so it may be best to seek that information independently. The most important thing is to ensure the victim gets the answers and help he deserves.

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