Ayodeji Ojo Killed in Car Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — August 14, 2023, Ayodeji Ojo was killed following a car accident at around 7:30 p.m. on Frankford Road.
According to preliminary information released by authorities, the crash took place off the corner of the Frankford Road and Davenport Road intersection.
Details say that 43-year-old Ayodeji Ojo was in a Nissan Altima going eastbound along Frankford. While rounding a curve, the vehicle apparently went off-road to the left, hopped the median, and entered westbound lanes where it then collided with an oncoming car. Due to the collision, Ojo succumbed to his injuries. The other driver's injuries weren't confirmed.
While the cause of the crash can't officially be confirmed right now, details indicate authorities believe that the victim was over four times the legal limit for drunk driving. To be clear, I don't address this to tarnish anyone's reputation. On the contrary, I'm wondering if authorities are investigating the possibility that a local establishment broke the law and contributed to this awful crash.
The legal limit is a .08 BAC, and, generally speaking, people are going behave "drunk" leading up to a .16 BAC and up through the .20 range. The range for being blacked out is closer to three times the legal limit. Beyond that, there's a serious risk their level of intoxication will itself prove fatal.
I've handled multiple wrongful death cases against bars and other venues where someone died due to alcohol poisoning. To be clear, they didn't die in a crash; they died in their vehicles before they could even get on the road. All of those victims were in the range of four times the legal limit or more, and once authorities found the businesses that over-served the victims, they saw that those servers faced the appropriate criminal consequences.
So when I see authorities allege that a man was four times the legal limit, and they don't even mention if they're looking into possible charges against any complicit alcohol providers, it makes me wonder if they're really getting the whole story.