A flat tire can be one of the most problematic and inconvenient things a driver can deal with. Pulling onto the side of the road to change a busted wheel can put you in a highly-dangerous situation out of your control. Unknowing or negligent drivers can veer off their lanes at any given second and strike your car, causing catastrophic damage. Three people from El Paso know just how devastating an unfortunate event like this can be.
According to news reports, a 36-year-old man, his passenger, a 33-year-old woman, and their friend, a 30-year-old man, were injured as they changed their vehicle’s tire in the early hours of June 2nd. The man had pulled over onto the emergency lane of Loop 375 North and the friend followed suit to provide assistance. As the trio changed the tire, a 41-year-old man struck both vehicles, injuring all three. The victims were taken to the hospital along with the driver that crashed into them, who was later met by police.
The person allegedly responsible for the accident initially claimed he had tried to move away from the two vehicles he struck but wasn’t able to due to another vehicle being next to him. Upon further investigation, police found there were, in fact, no other vehicles in the vicinity at the time of the accident. The arrest affidavit additionally revealed the alleged wrongdoer had consumed several cans of beer before driving that night. He has since been charged with two counts of intoxicated assault causing serious bodily injury.
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If you or your loved ones have experienced the pain and stress of a car crash caused by an intoxicated driver, it’s time to stand and fight. The personal injury attorney and legal staff of the J. Gonzalez Law Firm has a reputation for fighting swiftly and effectively for those who require proper compensation. You shouldn’t have to deal with the stress that car damages, medical bills, and loss of wages can have in your life after a car accident. With our team by your side, you can count on receiving the most determined, professional, and expert legal services.
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It’s time to get the compensation you deserve. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm in McAllen is ready to represent you when you need it most. For more information about our legal services, contact our offices today.