Victor Oseguera, Monica Williams, 4 Injured in Car Accident in Burkburnett, TX
Burkburnett, TX -- January 16, 2023, Victor Oseguera, Monica Williams, and four others were hurt due to a possible DWI accident.
Authorities said that the incident happened at around 9:00 p.m. along Highway 240 at College Street.
Officials said that 23-year-old Victor Oseguera was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling southbound on the highway. It appears an oncoming Dodge Caravan went into the southbound lane, crashing head-on into Oseguera's vehicle.
Due to the crash, Oseguera was possibly injured. A passenger, 30-year-old Monica Williams, was said to have incapacitating injuries while three children had non-incapacitating injuries. The Dodge driver also had incapacitating injuries.
Right now, authorities allege that the driver of the Dodge had been drinking. Additional details regarding charges are unclear at this time. Investigations continue.
Obviously, any mention of alcohol is one to take seriously, as there can be significant consequences stemming from such actions. But those consequences aren't always what people think they are. A drunk driver typically gets their day in court, but investigators must also consider that a local alcohol provider may have illegally over-served that driver. Doing so can make those businesses negligent under dram shop law and can also lead to possible administrative penalties, such as fines or suspension of their license.
I bring this up not to shift blame any which way. Rather, if alcohol was a factor here, it's a situation I see far too often. Heck, I get calls from families almost every day due to the serious problem our state has with drunk driving. That's why I do what I can to inform people that Texas law provides tools with which to fight back against this awful problem. Whether it's giving negligent drivers a court date or getting businesses to clean up their act, our communities deserve to know steps are being taken both to help people in need and to make the roads safer for everyone. Have any of those steps been taken here?