Drunk Driver Arrested for Intoxication in Car Crash
Failing to yield to other drivers is often a contributing factor in car accidents. If a driver is under the influence, the likelihood of making a driving error such as failing to yield could increase. Collisions with failure to yield as a factor can range in severity from being minor to being a fatal car accident. The latter is a worst case scenario that many individuals would hope to avoid.
Unfortunately, a fatal accident recently took place in Texas due to failing to yield. A driver in a car was traveling south when a pickup truck attempted to make a left turn. The attempted turn took the truck into the path of the car, and a collision occurred.
The driver of the car suffered fatal injuries due to the crash. The individuals in the pickup truck were not injured. At this time, authorities believe that the driver of the truck failed to yield to the oncoming car. Alcohol was also suspected to have been a factor, and the driver of the truck has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. She was taken into custody, and the investigation continues to be open.
A Car Wreck and Drunk Driving Lawyer can Help Win Financial Compensation
A fatal car accident that takes place due to an intoxicated driver can leave a family with a profound sense of loss. As this situation moves forward, the family of the victim will likely wish to follow the criminal case for the pickup truck driver. If that driver is found guilty of the charges leveled against her, the decedent’s family may wish to file their own civil claim in Texas for wrongful death and possibly used the potential conviction to bolster their case. In fact, the family has the legal right to pursue a civil claim even if no criminal conviction is obtained.
Source: sanangelolive.com, “Driver Arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter in Saturday Night’s Fatal Crash“, Joe Hyde, Dec. 7, 2014