Austin TX Woman Killed by Drunk Driver
A woman was killed in a recent Texas tragedy involving two motor vehicles. The fatal car accident took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday night. According to current accident statistics, there have been 27 fatalities and 27 deadly crashes in Austin this year.
The Sunday night collision took place in the northern part of the city. A 26-year-old man reportedly failed to stop at a red light and crashed into another vehicle. The 20-year-old woman who was driving the other vehicle died at the scene of the accident. The man and another person who was traveling as a passenger in his vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
After being treated for his injuries, the man was transferred to a county jail where he is now being held on $150,000 bond. He is slated to face charges of intoxication manslaughter. The vehicular homicide unit in Austin has published a telephone number with a request for anyone with details about the crash to call as the investigation into the case remains open.
Drunk Drivers can be Held Legally Accountable and Pay Financial Compensation to Victims
When a family suffers the unexpected loss of a loved one, especially one as young as the woman in the above-named incident, it is common for them to experience immense grief and sorrow. It is unfortunate that financial difficulties are sometimes added to that grief when funeral expenses and other costs associated with a fatal car accident begin to accumulate. Texas law allows immediate family members who have survived the untimely death of a loved one killed at the fault of another driver to file a legal claim on his or her behalf in order to seek compensation for damages.
Source: kxan.com, “Man charged with intoxication manslaughter in crash“, April 13, 2015