John Bryant Graham Injured in Car Accident in Tool, TX
Tool, TX -- February 20, 2023, John Bryant Graham was injured following an accident where two vehicles collided.
Officials said that the incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on North Tool Drive off the corner of Will White Road.
It appears that 50-year-old John Bryant Graham was in a Chevy pickup driving northbound along Tool Drive. Ahead, another pickup came out of a parking lot, allegedly failing to yield. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
Graham was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. It's unclear if the other driver was hurt. That second driver allegedly had been drinking, but it's unclear if they were intoxicated. No further information can be confirmed at this time.
Any mention of alcohol is obviously serious, but there's a big difference between alcohol being "involved" and a driver being legally intoxicated. The law is quite clear that someone above a .08 is legally intoxicated and therefore prohibited from driving. But not all intoxicated driving accidents are equal.
For example, let's say someone is three times the legal limit when they hurt someone in a crash. Not only could that result in more serious charges, it could even mean whoever served them alcohol will have to face consequences. Texas law says an alcohol provider can be responsible for contributing to a crash if they illegally over-serve someone.
That's why it's important authorities are as thorough as possible in these situations. That way, there can be a clear path ahead to ensure the right people are held appropriately accountable. Have those steps been taken here?