Scooter Rider Killed in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident on Pine Tree Road in Longview, TX
Longview, TX — November 10, 2023, a person on a scooter was killed due to an alleged intoxicated driver accident just before midnight along Pine Tree Road.
Initial news reports about the crash say that it happened at approximately 11:44 p.m. near the intersection of Pine Tree Road and Broadway Street.
According to current statements, a person was on a motorized scooter traveling along the outside northbound lane of Pine Tree Road. While there, a vehicle hit that person, causing injuries which ultimately proved to be fatal. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, and there appears to be a pending charge for intoxication manslaughter.
Police didn't specify if they think alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash. Depending on the answer, there may be future charges for authorities to pursue. For example, I handled a wrongful death case against a bar recently where authorities were simultaneously pursuing charges against the bartender for over-serving the driver responsible for the accident.
This crash happened during one of the busiest times for bars and other alcohol providers, and therefore one of the times where the most drunk drivers are out on the road after a night out. If authorities look into where the allegedly intoxicated driver was prior to the crash, are they going to find an accomplice to this tragic event who also needs to have their day in front of a judge?