Kevin Namataa Bollers, 2 Injured in Car Accident on Louetta Road in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — January 22, 2024, Kevin Namataa Bollers and two others were injured following an alleged DWI accident at around 10:00 p.m. along Louetta Road.
Authorities said in preliminary statements that the crash happened in the area of the Louetta Road and Colony Creek Drive intersection.
According to investigators, 39-year-old Kevin Namataa Bollers and a 27-year-old woman were in a Lexus ES 350 going southbound along Colony Creek. While crossing Louetta, a westbound Ford Expedition reportedly ran a red light and crashed into the side of Bollers's vehicle. This pushed the Lexus into a Toyota Corolla which was waiting at the eastbound Louetta light.
Due to the collision, Bollers and his passenger both had reportedly serious injuries. The driver of the Ford apparently had moderate injuries. No one else was hurt.
Authorities said in their statements that they recommended a charge for DWI against the Ford driver. However, they haven't provided any other details, including whether or not alcohol was the intoxicant and, if so, if a local bar over-served that driver. Folks may think everything beyond the possible charges is inconsequential, but it actually makes me wonder if this crash is getting the attention it deserves.
Through my work, I see statements from authorities out of Harris County all the time. Of all the jurisdictions in Texas, they tend to be very thorough not only when investigating drunk drivers but also going after the bars and other providers usually involved who over-served those drivers. I can't count how often I've had a personal injury case against a bar, and authorities were no where to be seen despite clear evidence the establishment broke the law. In Harris County, though, there is more initiative to work alongside the TABC to hold those establishments accountable and make the community safer.
But even in Harris County, mistakes can happen. That's why it troubles me when authorities suggest intoxication could be a factor in a serious crash but don't elaborate any further. My hope is there were steps taken behind the scenes to investigate this crash so the victims involved know they're in good hands. I'd hate to otherwise get word that this was one of those unfortunate situations where authorities let something slip through the cracks.