Some people may be able to drive from one point to another just fine after alcohol consumption, but that does not mean it is a good idea. The likelihood of causing a fatal accident that brings horrific heartache to a number of people increases with every drink guzzled. Police believe alcohol was a factor in a fatal accident involving an ambulance and a Texas man with a prior DWI arrest.
Police reports state the man was rapidly backing out of a store's parking lot in his pickup truck when he hit another vehicle attempting to turn into the same lot. The collision caused the truck to roll into the lane of oncoming traffic. An ambulance was traveling in the lane, and the two vehicles collided head-on.
The driver of the ambulance as well as the patient whom he was transporting died as a result of the crash. There was another medic tending to the patient who was injured and who is still hospitalized. The pickup truck driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault, and bond has been set at $750,000. An additional order from the court has him using a Breathalyzer device every four hours for proof he has not been drinking.
Two families will be mourning and another family will act as caretakers because of the negligent actions of this man in causing the fatal accident. Each family will have the option of filing a lawsuit -- either personal injury for the survivor or wrongful death for the deceased. Texas residents who have found themselves in a similar tragic situation will want to contact an experienced attorney for advice and legal action.