A Houston driver was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter after a fatal accident involving a rodeo charter bus in southwest Houston. The man was driving a black Chevrolet, which struck a Nissan that was stopped at a red light.
The collision pushed the Nissan into the intersection, where it hit a charter bus that was transporting people for rodeo festivities. The Nissan then went through an intersection and struck a second charter bus before stopping. The Nissan’s driver, a 65 year old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Eyewitnesses recorded the aftermath of the accident. One eyewitness attempted to wake up the driver of the Chevrolet for about five minutes, and he finally awoke. He was allegedly disoriented and did not talk to witnesses.
This fatal accident illustrates the deadly effects of drunk driving. Sadly, on average over 10,000 Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents involving intoxicated or impaired drivers, accounting for almost a third of automobile fatalities. Although drunk drivers may be held liable in a criminal court, they can also be held liable civilly as well. They may be forced to pay damages, including compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, punitive damages, funeral expenses, and more.
If your loved one has been killed or injured in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges. We can help obtain justice for your family. Call us today at 855-947-0707, or visit our firm on Twitter to learn more.