San Antonio, TX: Three Hurt in Accident near 10200 U.S. 90
San Antonio, TX -- A collision in the area of San Antonio, TX left three people with injuries around 2 a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017.
According to officials, the incident took place around the 10200 block of U.S. 90 close to Loop 1604.
It appears a red sedan was headed east on U.S. 90 when it collided with a white sedan headed west. Two occupants in the white sedan, the 26-year-old driver and a 29-year-old passenger, were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the first vehicle was also injured in the incident.
More information, including the identities and conditions of the victims, may become known pending the outcome of the investigation.
The official investigation is ongoing.
map of the area
I can't say for certain what took place in this accident, but one detail that sets off the biggest alarm is the fact the crash happened around 2 a.m. Why is this significant? Well, this is right around the time that most bars in Texas announce last call. Add in the fact that one car was driving on the wrong side of the road and you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to see that the circumstances point to alcohol being involved.
If, as it appears likely, that alcohol was involved in this accident, then the victims and their families may have additional legal remedies.
Almost 30 years ago, the Texas Legislature passed a law to curb the proliferation of drunk driving accidents. This law, known as dram shop law, provides victims of drunk driving accidents a remedy against bars that negligently over-serve their patrons.
This remedy allows victims to hold bars financially responsible for injuries that occur as a result of their lawbreaking. For years bars have made money by ignoring laws against serving alcohol to drunks; dram shop law makes sure that bars who choose to ignore the law have some skin in the game. They are a vital tool for victims who have been wronged to get justice.
--Grossman Law Offices