For most Texas residents, the holidays are filled with joy and anticipation of making treasured memories with family and friends. However, it is also the time of year when more people are inclined to drink more alcoholic beverages. Driving after consuming too much alcohol has the potential to end in tragedy. A woman was recently killed in a fatal accident and police believe alcohol to have been a factor in the crash.
According to a police report, the 3 a.m. accident occurred when a driver sideswiped another car on the road and then hit a third vehicle from behind. The third vehicle was pushed into the path of yet another car and was hit again. An off-duty police officer came upon the scene and found one person ejected from the vehicle and a 10-year-old boy trapped inside.
The boy and his sister, 14 years of age, were both transported to a nearby medical facility, each listed as critical. The driver of the vehicle was the mother and she died upon impact. Police have arrested the 25-year-old male who was responsible for the accident and have issued multiple charges against him related to driving while intoxicated causing injury and death.
Not only are the lives of this woman's family changed forever, the driver apparently for this fatal accident may be paying one way or another for the rest of his life. Not only could he be sentenced to time in prison, he also may be facing a wrongful death lawsuit by the surviving members of the woman's family, as well as personal injury claims from injured victims. Those in Texas who have had to endure a similar tragedy will want to speak to a personal injury attorney at the first opportunity.
Source: kristv.com, "CCPD: DWI crash kills a young mother, leaves two children in critical condition", Eddie Cruz, Dec. 23, 2017