Cars are a big necessity in our everyday lives, but like almost everything, they tend to break down from time to time. A vehicle malfunction while driving can be dangerous, but you never imagine trouble will appear once you’ve pulled over to take a look under the hood. This proved to be tragic for a group of people in Houston who never imagined a drunk driver would collide with their vehicle soon after pulling off of the road to check on their car’s malfunction.
In Harm’s Way
The accident occurred at 3:15 a.m. on North Sam Houston Parkway after a Lexus Sedan’s hood popped open when the rope that was holding it closed detached. The woman driving the vehicle turned on her hazard lights and pulled off to the side to fix the problem with a male passenger while two other passengers waited in the backseat.
According to authorities, the man and woman saw a truck approaching their vehicle at high speed and attempted to signal it away from them. Tragically, the truck rear-ended their vehicle. The man and woman jumped out of the way and sustained no injuries, but one of the passengers, a 23-year old woman, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene while the other suffered serious injuries.
Police say the 19-year-old man driving the truck, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was arrested at the scene and taken to Harris County Jail where he was charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle and intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle.
An event like this can have a long-lasting impact on your family’s life. The loss of a loved one is irreparable but you can seek closure by fighting for the justice you and your family so rightfully deserve. Our McAllen team of legal experts is led by a skilled wrongful death attorney who will work dutifully and diligently to bring you justice. Our services guarantee determination when constructing an efficient legal strategy that can work to keep you from paying the medical bills and funeral fees caused by someone else’s negligence.
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