Two Injured in Possible DUI Accident on University Parks Drive in Waco, TX
Waco, TX — October 12, 2023, two people were injured following a possible DUI accident at around midnight on South University Parks Drive.
Investigators said in their initial statements that the crash took place at approximately 11:50 p.m. at the intersection of South University Parks Drive and La Salle Avenue.
According to officials, a 43-year-old man was in a Freightliner semi-truck stopped at the light on the northbound lanes of University Parks Drive. While there, a 19-year-old woman in a Buick LaCrosse allegedly lost control after passing a vehicle and trying to make a right turn. The Buick hopped the curb at northbound University Parks and crashed into the side of the semi-truck.
Current information says both the truck driver and the Buick driver had incapacitating injuries. They also say authorities recommended a DUI charge against the Buick driver after she allegedly admitted to drinking off a friend's drink while they were at dinner.
If that supposed admission is true, and this dinner was at a local establishment, I'm hoping authorities followed up on that story and investigated the business in question. If there was any way that establishment sold alcohol to someone underage or otherwise allowed them to drink when they shouldn't have, that's not something authorities should let slide.
I've handled enough personal injury cases against restaurants and bars across Texas that I know just how many businesses break the rules in these college towns. I find that areas where authorities are more diligent with following up on these possible clues have a better time weeding out negligent businesses and ensuring the rest of the would-be rule breakers behave.