Texas Drunk Driving Accident Kills Teens, Mom Sues Restaurant
After two teenagers were killed in a Texas drunk driving accident, the mother of one of the teens filed a wrongful death and negligence personal injury lawsuit against the restaurant that allegedly served the drunk driver too much alcohol.
The lawsuit was filed against Wingsport L.P, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar in Wichita Falls,Texas, as well as the estate of the drunk driver, which includes Nason Operating Company, Nason Holding Company and Nason Services.
The teens were killed and their friend, who drove the car they were riding in, was critically injured when a drunk driver in a pick up truck collided head-on with them on a rural road outside Electra, Texas. The truck was traveling in their lane at the time.
The drunk driver, who also died during the accident, had a blood-alcohol level over three times the Texas state legal limit of .08 percent.
The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit claims Buffalo Wild Wings’ employees served the drunk driver too much alcohol before the accident, and that they did not have the required training and certification from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
The lawsuit further claims that the establishment’s policy encouraged employees to disregard guidelines on serving intoxicated customers alcohol and allowing them to drive, even though doing so could endanger lives.
The wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit seeks damages for funeral expenses as well as past and future mental anguish, loss of companionship and other damages.