2 Workers Hurt in Dallas, TX, Drunk Driving Accident on Stemmons
Dallas, TX -- February 8, 2017, two workers were injured after an accident where they were hit by an alleged drunk driver on Stemmons Freeway.
Dallas Police investigators were called to the accident scene at around 11:15 p.m. close to the intersection of Stemmons and Inwood Road.
Their preliminary reports indicate that a work crew was on the left side of the highway at the time. As they operated, a Nissan Pathfinder driven by 33-year-old Juan Faz Reyna drove through and struck two of the workers. The Nissan did not stop for a few miles, reports say.
The two workers were taken from the scene to a nearby hospital. Their conditions were said to be serious. Authorities located Reyna following the crash, and they determined that he was intoxicated. Reyna currently faces two counts of intoxication assault.
At this time, authorities have not released any additional details regarding the incident. Investigations are ongoing.
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If the allegations that the driver in this case was drunk, then a secondary investigation will need to look into whether or not the driver was at a bar or restaurant prior to the accident. Considering the time of the accident, this is certainly a possibility. The reason this is important is because Texas dram shop law states that a licensed provider of alcohol which over-serves an obviously intoxicated customer can be held liable for damages resulting from that person's intoxication. It's an area of the law that is often considered controversial, but the reality is that over-serving customers is illegal. Texas law recognizes that negligent businesses need to be held accountable for their actions which directly contribute to these kinds of accidents.
Our firm has handled more liquor liability cases than almost any other firm in the state, so we get a lot of question surrounding dram shop law and how it works. The article below is a great resource for examining the subject more in-depth, so those who wish to learn more would be well served giving it a read.
--Grossman Law Offices