Woman Killed in Drunken Crash, Driver Charged
The last thing you imagine when jumping in the passenger seat of a vehicle is the possibility of experiencing a devastating and debilitating car crash. With so many road rules and safety procedures in place, a safe ride is always what any passenger expects. Unfortunately, for a woman in Austin, these expectations were not met.
According to official documents, on the evening of August 11th, police were alerted to a car accident in the 10100 block of South I-35, south of the Slaughter Lane intersection. When they arrived, authorities found that a truck had gone over the guardrail and lay overturned and wedged beneath a frontage road bridge.
The three occupants were found hanging upside down in their seats. While the driver and the front seat passenger were pulled out alive, the rear seat female passenger suffered serious injuries. She was discovered stuck between the roof of the truck and the bottom portion of the window. She was pronounced dead shortly after.
Police officers revealed the male driver stated that he had consumed a six pack of beer and rum before the group traveled back to Austin after spending time in San Marcos. The driver blew a .119 on a Breathalyzer test and has now been charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony.
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An accident caused by a driver’s negligent actions can bring you and your family insurmountable pain and suffering. You shouldn’t have to deal with the financial stress of medical bills and therapy on your own when the personal injury attorney of the J. Gonzalez Law Firm is a phone call away.
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries while as a passenger in a negligent driver’s vehicle or have lost a family member in a similar manner, you may be eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. To have your case evaluated or if you have any questions about our services, contact our office in McAllen today.