Houston, TX – Wrong-Way Fatality Crash On I-45 North Near I-10
Houston, TX (March 18, 2019) – Around 2:00 a.m. Monday, Houston Police and medical crews responded to the scene of a wrong-way crash on northbound Interstate 45 near Interstate 10.
The driver of a white pickup truck was traveling the wrong direction along I-45 when he slammed into a Mustang traveling along the interstate. The driver of the Mustang was killed. A female passenger in the Mustang was transported to a hospital for treatment.
The driver of the truck was brought to a hospital for treatment. Police believe alcohol played a role in this incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the woman who senselessly lost her life in this completely avoidable incident. Our thoughts are with the other woman who was injured in this crash as we hope for a speedy and full recovery.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas
In the year 2017, there were more than 1,020 people who lost their lives as a result of an automobile accident where the driver was under the influences of alcohol or drugs. This number accounts for 28% 0f the total number of people who were killed in traffic accidents in Texas from the previous year.
It is extremely unfortunate when victims are killed by drunk drivers in Texas. These DUI accidents are completely preventable, which makes matters even worse for those who are killed and injured in them. Although no amount of financial restitution can ever replace the lives lost in drunk driving accidents, surviving family members are able to file wrongful death lawsuits to receive compensation to help with medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and various other damages resulting from the incident.
The skilled Texas wrongful death lawyers at the Benton Law Firm work diligently to help victims and surviving family members to obtain compensation and justice for accidents caused by impaired drivers. Our experienced attorneys have extensive knowledge of personal injury and wrongful death laws in Texas, which prepares us to aggressively negotiate fair and full settlements for clients. We have helped hundreds of Texans recover millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries and losses and have the proven case results to verify our claims. Contact the Benton Law Firm at (214) 219-4878 to schedule a free case review to see how we can help you.
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