The mother of a teenager killed in a crash in Texas is suing a restaurant where the other driver allegedly drank too much before the head-on collision. The Plaintiff in her wrongful death and negligence lawsuit filed against Wingsport LP, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, is asking for damages. Two high school students were killed when the car they were riding in collided with a pickup truck traveling in their lane. Their friend driving the car was critically injured.
The drunk driver in the pickup was killed in the crash on the narrow rural road near Electra, Texas.
Tests results reveal that the drunk driver’s blood-alcohol level was nearly 0.27% at the time of the crash. That is more than three times the state’s legal limit of 0.8%. The lawsuit claims employees of Buffalo Wild Wings in Wichita Falls, which is about 25 miles southeast of Electra, served the drunk driver too many alcoholic beverages in the restaurant that night prior to the crash. The suit also alleges that employees failed to have the proper Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission training and current certification cards. The suit contends the company had an established policy encouraging employees to ignore guidelines for serving alcohol to intoxicated customers and then to allow them to drive home, endangering lives.
The suit alleges that the mother suffered past and future mental anguish, loss of companionship, funeral expenses and other damages. The suit also names the estate of the drunk driver, Nason Holding Co., Nason Operating Co. and Nason Services as Defendants.
Source: Associated Press
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