• May 22, 2017

Abigail Saucedo Killed, Two Hurt in Alleged DUI Accident in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX -- A suspected alcohol-related crash left Abigail Perales Saucedo fatally injured and hurt two others Sunday, May 21, 2017.

The incident took place on Harry Hines Boulevard around 2:45 a.m.

It appears the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Saucedo collided with a pickup truck stopped at a red light. That pickup then collided with a third vehicle. Saucedo's vehicle then collided with a fourth vehicle

Saucedo was transported to Parkland Hospital, where she was declared dead. Police say they believe she may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Two other drivers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Commentary

At this time, reports seem confident that alcohol was a factor in this tragic incident. Taking into account the fact pattern in the report, it seems like a pretty strong likelihood. We actually received information that she had been drinking at Escapade 2001 nightclub, located off Campus Drive in Fort Worth. It wouldn't surprise me if the victim had been over-served at this bar, which we know to have broken rules in the past. If alcohol was indeed a factor, then there needs to be prompt and thorough investigation to determine whether or not Miss Saucedo was over-served.

Why would this matter? If an investigation determines a licensed establishment sold the drunk driver their alcohol, that establishment may be found liable for their role in enabling this incident. According to liquor liability law, bars that illegally over-serve individuals that harm themselves or others as a result of their intoxication may be sued by victims and their loved ones for compensation.

Again, there are still a lot of unconfirmed details surrounding this incident. Nonetheless, in order for victims and their families to attain justice, all those responsible for this crash should be made to face the consequences of their actions.

--Grossman Law Offices

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