With all the decades-long advertising campaigns against drinking and driving, a Texas resident would think there would be fewer families grieving a loved who died in a fatal accident caused by a drunk driver. The heartbreak of saying farewell to someone because of the negligence of another person can be a pain that seemingly never ends. A recent fatal accident was said to be caused by someone who had been drinking before he got behind the wheel of his truck.
There were eyewitness accounts of the 7:45 p.m. accident. They informed police that they had seen a pickup truck weaving in and out of traffic, traveling faster than the posted speed limit. The driver apparently came close to crashing into several cars in his haste. When suddenly crossed over into oncoming traffic, he hit another vehicle head-on.
The report did not state whether the person killed in the accident died upon impact or if there was an attempt by rescue personnel for revival. The 25-year-old pickup truck driver was said to be in critical condition and was treated at a local hospital. After arranging for a blood alcohol test, police charged the man with intoxication manslaughter. His bond was set at $30,000.
Losing a loved one so suddenly in a fatal accident can be devastating to surviving family members. A common course of action with these family members is to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While a monetary award will not bring their loved one back to them, it can provide closure and sometimes financial peace of mind as they try to move on. An attorney who has experience helping Texas families do just that will be able to assist others in filing a similar lawsuit.
Source: click2houston.com, "Accused drunk driver charged in deadly crash in northwest Houston", Brittany Taylor, April 7, 2018