A tragic accident involving a drunk driver led to one man’s death and another being charged with intoxication manslaughter. The accident occurred when a 26 year old man ran out of gas while he was travelling on the service road near 16600 Katy Freeway. His wife went to get gas. After she arrived, the man began refueling the vehicle, and he was hit by a man driving a Chevy Tahoe.
Paramedics arrived and transported the crash victim to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver who hit him was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter.
This accident, while shocking, is not unusual. Over 10,000 Americans are killed by drunk drivers every year in the U.S. Most of those accidents involve drunk drivers hitting other vehicles, but they also hit pedestrians and bicyclists. In those accidents the pedestrians and bicyclists are often killed, since they lack the protection of an automobile.
For those who are injured by drunk drivers, or the family members of loved ones who are killed, expenses may mount. Unfortunately, individuals that choose to drive drunk often do not have any automobile insurance, or may have an inadequate amount to compensate the victim’s family for expenses. In that situation, the accident victim’s own insurance policy may provide some financial relief.
If you have been injured in an accident in Houston that was caused by a drunk driver, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. You can also visit us on Facebook to learn more.