During the holidays in Texas, people spend more time than usual on the road, driving to and from various social events and family gatherings. From shoppers to daily work commuters, tourists, visitors and more, the increase in holiday traffic sometimes results in motor vehicle collisions. Drunk driving accidents are also a concern for many, especially those who have suffered injury because of another person's choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking alcohol.
Those who operate motor vehicles are expected to do so in as safe a manner as possible when sharing the roadways with other motorists and pedestrians. In Texas, accidents occur often, and some are determined to have been avoidable had it not been for a driver's negligence. Those who are injured under such circumstances often require medical care and/or physical therapy in recovery. Aside from the strength and perseverance it takes to endure such suffering, it can be extremely frustrating to know that a drunk driving accident, which resulted in one's injuries, need not have occurred in the first place.
A tragedy occurred in a Texas city in Sept. 2013. One man is currently serving 20 years in prison for his involvement in a drunk driving accident that resulted in two deaths. Families of the decedents have now filed lawsuits against local bar owners whom they say should be held liable and accountable for the wrongful deaths of their loved ones.
Every motorist is required, by law, to obey all traffic regulations, limitations and laws governing the operation of motor vehicles when they get the behind the wheel of a car and venture onto the road. A person in Texas or elsewhere across the nation is at risk for becoming a victim of a drunk driving accident, however, when a motorist chooses to ignore the law and navigate the roads while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. In a recent case, a family witnessed a tragic accident that involved their loved one.
A tragedy occurred recently in Texas that has left a father mourning the loss of his young son. Drunk driving is the suspected cause of the tragic accident. The boy's father was a witness to the events that led to the death of his son.
Interstate 35 E became the scene of tragedy on a recent Sunday morning in Texas. Reports indicate that the multiple vehicle collision was a suspected drunk driving accident. One fatality and several injuries were suffered in the incident.
A 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman recently enjoyed a day of tubing with friends in Texas. The adventure turned to tragedy when a fatal collision occurred later in the day. Excessive speed and drunk driving were said to be the leading factors in the cause of the crash.
Reports indicate that the same driver was responsible for two separate collisions on a recent Tuesday in Texas. The collisions are thought to be drunk driving accidents. Unfortunately, multiple injuries and a fatality resulted from the second accident.
In April 2015, a tragedy occurred on a Texas roadway that left one family grieving the loss of two children. The alleged drunk driving accident happened less than one mile away from the bar where the suspect had allegedly been drinking a short while before the crash. A lawsuit has been filed against the bar owners by the parents of the deceased.
Texas police recently reported that they had been pursuing a driver who had caused a hit-and-run accident when he allegedly caused another tragedy less than 10 minutes later. The second collision resulted in one death and serious injuries to others. The man who is accused of causing the drunk driving accident was reported to have initially fled the scene.