• February 22, 2023

Pedestrian Killed in Possible DWI Accident on Gulf Freeway in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- February 19, 2023, one person was killed following an accident where a vehicle struck a pedestrian along the Gulf Freeway.

Investigators indicated that the incident happened at around 11:40 p.m. along the Gulf Freeway near Griggs Road. It appears an unidentified pedestrian was crossing the roadway when a southbound Nissan Murano hit him. Following this, a Hyundai Sonata hit the Nissan and the pedestrian in the roadway.

Due to the crash, the pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries. The Nissan driver was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, but consequences relating to the accident itself are unclear at this time.

Houston, TX Possible DWI Accident Kills Pedestrian on Gulf Fwy near Griggs

Perhaps the intoxication here is purely coincidental, but it's yet another concerning headline coming from the Harris County area. It seems like I'm reading about intoxicated drivers getting into accidents every day down in South Texas. It's no wonder I see so many people in the comments sections of local media outlets voicing outrage about the problem and the consequences that result from such incidents.

That's one of the reasons I end up talking about things like dram shop law and TABC penalties after accidents like the one described here. The constant battle against drunk driving can't focus solely on the drivers when many of them were illegally over-served by a local business such as a bar or restaurant. They, too, need to be held accountable if communities are going to become safer. Hopefully Harris County officials aren't so busy with other intoxication incidents that this one slips through the cracks.


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