Drunk Drivers Kill Thousands Every Year
Texas motorists are obligated to operate their motor vehicles according to the highest level of safety and traffic standards and regulations. Alcohol-related crashes continue to plague the state and the entire nation. A common yet devastating result of many drunk driving accidents is the loss of innocent lives. In a recent fatal car accident, the life lost was that of a young child. Six others were reportedly injured.
A 25-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a vehicle that was carrying at least seven passengers. The driver appears to have suddenly lost control of steering and crashed into a wooden pole along the side of the roadway. The impact of the collision was reportedly so strong that the pole broke in two and came crashing down on the car.
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Four children were injured in the crash, as well as three adults. All of the injured victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. Sadly, a 5-year-old girl was later pronounced dead when she succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The local police unit stated that the unit had just finished taking part in a public walk to raise awareness against dunk driving.
Responding officers say that they believe excessive speed and impaired driving were the two leading factors that caused the tragic fatal car accident. The Texas driver was taken to jail, and a bond of just less than $63,000 was set. She faces numerous charges, including intoxication manslaughter, driving without a valid license, driving without insurance or a proper inspection sticker and assault.
Source: The Dallas Morning News, “5-year-old girl killed, 6 others injured in suspected DWI crash in Arlington“, Naheed Rajwani, Nov. 7, 2015