A 21-year-old Corpus Christi man is facing intoxication assault charges after slamming into a sedan and injuring a teenage girl and her mother. The 15-year-old girl and her mother were riding in their Volkswagen Passat on August 19 in Corpus Christi when they were struck by a Dodge pickup around 7:30 p.m. After colliding with the sedan, the truck then struck a concrete wall.
The mother of the teen suffered a broken wrist, while the teen suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the truck suffered a broken ankle. An off-duty police officer witnessed the accident and told first responders that the truck was traveling at nearly 100 mph. The driver of the truck appeared intoxicated and was taken to a nearby hospital to have a toxicology test performed. Investigators will await the results before moving forward with any intoxication assault charges.
If you or someone you love has suffered at the hands of a drunk driver, contact the McAllen personal injury attorneys at the J. Gonzalez Law Firm, P.L.L.C., at 956-630-6700.