When a Texas resident learns that a loved one has been killed in a motor vehicle collision that could likely have been prevented, anger and frustration often accompanies grief. A recent fatal accident took place that was deemed to have been caused by a suspected intoxicated driver. To make matters worse, the man under suspicion walked away from the scene of the crash without trying to render any type of aid to the victim.
The 27-year-old man apparently ran a red light and went sailing into the driver's side door of another vehicle. The sudden, severe impact of the collision reportedly sent the vehicle that was struck spinning off into a nearby light pole. The allegedly at-fault driver was found some time later at a local convenience store.
Sadly, the person driving the other car was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead after arriving there. Tragic as it is, it's not surprising because injuries that result from drunk driving accidents are often fatal. This particular incident took place at approximately 2:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday.
A surviving spouse or other immediate family member of a person killed in a fatal accident has every right to pursue justice on behalf of a deceased loved one. This is one of the many services an experienced Texas personal injury attorney provides. Aggressive litigation is often necessary to successfully recover all losses in court. Evidence of drunk driving is typically used to substantiate a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Source: The Dallas Morning News, "Suspected drunken driver arrested after fleeing scene of fatal crash near Love Field, police say", Eline de Bruijn, Accessed on April 25, 2017