It is tragic to lose a family member or close friend because someone decided to drink and drive. A fatal accident that takes the life of someone of any age brings pain and suffering to those who were closest to the victim. A Texas man has been arrested after causing a fatal accident that has been blamed on drinking and driving.
A report on the incident states the 24-year-old man was driving with the passenger side wheels on the curb when he ran a red light. He collided with a car going through the intersection and sent the car crashing into a third vehicle. The driver of the second car, a 22-year-old female had to be cut out of her vehicle but died by the time she reached a local hospital. The driver of the third vehicle was also transported to the hospital but will recover.
The man who caused the wreck ran away without trying to help in any way, but police were able to locate him just hours afterward. He claims he had eaten so much Mexican food that his cholesterol was affected and caused him to become dizzy. Furthermore, he claims his brakes malfunctioned, and he was not able to stop before going through the intersection. The three beers he was drinking while he was driving had nothing to do with the incident, according to him.
Apart from the criminal proceedings, the family of the young woman who was killed may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him. A Texas attorney who has worked with other families who have lost someone in a fatal accident can be a valuable asset. The lawyer will work to ensure the family's rights are protected while pursuing the maximum amount of monetary damages recoverable in civil court.