According to Houston police, the 31-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Aveo at high speeds when he ran a traffic signal at an East Crosstimbers intersection and hit a Ford van containing two individuals. The impact of the collision caused the van to flip and the Chevrolet’s two occupants, including the 31-year-old driver, to be thrown out of the vehicle. The ejected female passenger, 47, suffered mortal injuries and died in the hospital. The two individuals occupying the Ford van were taken to the hospital with injuries that officials did not believe to be life-threatening.
Police took the 31-year-old driver into custody on charges of intoxicated assault. The man reportedly has a record with convictions for DWI and offenses related to drugs, theft, weapons and assault.
DWI convictions in Texas often bring with them a number of harsh penalties, including a loss of driver privileges and incarceration. In addition and despite those penalties, offenders who had been driving impaired during a crash that resulted in death or injuries may be named as a defendant in civil lawsuits.
When motorists are injured in car accidents caused by impaired driving or any other form of civil negligence, they may work with an attorney to file a personal injury claim against the parties who contributed to the incident. In this way, they may seek financial compensation for damages suffered. Source: KHOU,”Man charged in Christmas Eve crash that killed woman,” Dec. 26, 2014
Source: Houston Chronicle , “Suspected drunk driver arrested in crash that left passenger dead“, Craig Hlavaty , December 26, 2014
If you have recently moved to Austin, you will soon notice the heavy volume of traffic that traverses the region on a daily basis. Area roadways, including Interstate 35 (I-35) and U.S. routes 183 and 290, are populated with large numbers of vehicles, including large tractor-trailers and big rigs. Unfortunately, with more vehicles comes the […]
There are several busy highways and roadways that are located in the Greater Austin area, including Interstate 35 (I-35) and U.S. routes 183 and 290. These roadways are traversed by heavy traffic every day, and with more traffic comes an increased potential for motor vehicle collisions. If you have been injured in an accident that […]