One Killed in Alleged Memphis, Tennessee Drunk Driving Accident

Authorities from the Tennessee State Police have not yet identified the individual killed in an accident in Memphis, TN on Saturday, June 15th, 2013. Police working closely with accident investigation teams currently suspect one as-of-yet unidentified individual was killed when they became involved in a road accident of an unknown nature while navigating the intersection of Elvis Presley Boulevard and East Raines Road.

Scene of the Accident


 

The report released by authorities does not explicitly clarify if the as-of-yet unidentified individual was killed instantly in the accident, or if they were possibly transported by emergency response personnel to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to the injuries inflicted on them in the crash a short time after their arrival. The driver of the offending vehicle, identified in the report as Justin Click, who admitted to officers to drinking at a nightclub before the accident – currently faces drunk driving related charges. Officials representing both local and state agencies are said to be investigating the accident.

Commentary:

While the investigation into this fatal accident is only in its infancy, there is one fact regarding the accident that stands out to me like a sore thumb. The driver of the offending vehicle admitted to officers to consuming alcoholic beverages at an area nightclub. Often times, with accidents similar to this one, investigation discovers that the driver was over-served alcohol at a bar or restaurant before the accident. In the State of Texas, if a bartender or server observes signs of obvious intoxication, they are prohibited from serving them any further. If laws similar to this exist in the State of Tennessee, the nightclub mentioned in the report could be held responsible for any damages they helped cause.

–Grossman Law Offices

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As a Texas attorney practicing for 20 years, I have litigated all manner of wrongful death cases. I use this blog as a place to write opinion / editorial articles on a variety of topics that catch my interest and as a means of sharing news stories relevant to wrongful death accidents. I think the overwhelming majority of people are unaware just how common these types of accidents are and I hope this blog raises awareness to rather serious public safety concerns. However, this blog is simply a means for me to share my opinions.

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