Family Sues Bar for Negligence
AUSTIN, TX – A deadly car crash in April took the lives of two young children. The family of the siblings has filed suit against the bar, Cover 2, that allegedly sold the driver of the other vehicle alcohol.
According to the lawsuit, the Cover 2 patron continued to consume alcohol until he was drunk. Bar employees then allowed John Alvarado, the alleged intoxicated driver in the collision, to leave the bar. The establishment is located on U.S. Highway 183, just under a mile from Anderson Mill Road.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are listed as Robby and Crystal Draper. The two are the parents of the children killed, 10-year-old Kirsten and 15-year-old Koby. Both children died on April 22 at the scene of the accident that occurred close to Liberty Hill. The couple is seeking damages that exceed $1 million.
Crystal Draper and two of her other sons were seriously hurt in the accident. According to police reports, Alvarado crashed into the back of her vehicle near the intersection of Saratoga Springs Road and 183. Attorney Michael Grossman, the lawyer of record for the Drapers, calls the case a tragedy.
The attorneys representing Cover 2, a local sports bar, have not released a statement.
The bar did file an answer in court to the plaintiff’s accusations. The bar is denying any wrongdoing, stating that the claims against them are invalid. The bar is asking for the claims to be stricken.
According to research conducted by KXAN, the bar does not have any violations on record.
Alvarado has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of murder. He has been arrested two times prior for drunk driving.
The Drapers have also sued Nissan. The family alleges that their Altima was not equipped with adequate protection systems. The suit claims that Nissan is responsible for gross negligence and wrongful death.
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