Michael Anderson Jr. Killed in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident in Harris County, TX
UPDATE (October 10, 2023): Information from Harris County officials identified the man killed in the accident as Michael Anderson Jr. It also appears county officials charged the driver involved in the accident with Intoxication Manslaughter. While it's not clear whether authorities believe alcohol or drugs were involved, there may be even more criminal charges to come if alcohol was the intoxicant here.
I've litigated wrongful death cases against bars and other alcohol providers all over the state, and Harris County has to be the best when it comes to finding out if there's a business who illegally sold alcohol to a drunk driver. Where other jurisdictions may simply pass a case off to the TABC to handle, Harris County dedicates county resources to work directly with TABC agents to identify establishments who violate liquor laws and hold them accountable. If unlawful alcohol service played a role in this crash, you can be fairly certain local authorities are going to track down the offending parties.
Houston, TX — October 8, 2023, one person was killed and one person was injured following a single-vehicle accident at around 4:00 a.m. on Jensen Drive.
Authorities said in their statements that the incident took place in the area of Jensen Drive and Tidwell Road.
According to current news stories, two people were in a vehicle which was going along Jensen Drive when the vehicle lost control, ran off-road, and hit a wooden pole. As a result of the collision, one person from the vehicle was ejected, causing fatal injuries.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly had serious injuries following the crash. Right now, there is no confirmation on what exactly caused the accident.