Holly Hamon Killed in Austin, TX, Single-Vehicle Accident
Austin, TX -- February 8, 2017, Holly Hamon was killed due to an accident in which her vehicle lost control and crashed on Ben White Boulevard.
Austin Police investigators were called to the crash site near the intersection of Ben White Boulevard and Montopolis Drive at around 12:00 a.m.
According to preliminary investigations, 22-year-old Hamon was driving down Ben White by herself. As she did so, the vehicle somehow lost control and swerved out of traffic lanes. The car then crashed into a guardrail.
The collision inflicted critical injuries to Hamon, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have not yet confirmed what factors contributed to the accident. They say that the crash remains under investigation at this time.
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At this time, there are very few details surrounding the crash, and it's not possible to determine what exacty caused the crash. Reports have said that police are investigating alcohol, but there has been no confirmations at this time. Considering the time at which this happened, I'd say this is certainly a possibility. If it so happens that alcohol was involved, and the driver was drinking at a bar beforehand, then there could potentially be a liability claim under dram shop law.
Texas dram shop law basically states that a business which over-serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated customer can be held liable for damages resulting from an accident caused by that person's intoxication. This has sometimes been seen as controversial, but it's an area of the law our firm has handled more than almost any other firm in the state. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding exactly what makes a dram shop case and when dram shop law applies to an accident.
Below is one of our articles that covers dram shop law more in-depth. For anyone looking to learn more about the subject and when an accident falls under liquor liability laws, this article is a great resource for clearing up any questions one may have.
--Grossman Law Offices