Rockdale, TX – John Villareal Injured in DUI Accident on Murray Avenue
Rockdale, TX (April 14, 2019) On the night of April 12th, a DUI accident happened in the 1402 block of Murray Avenue at approximately 10:04 p.m. According to the authorities, a 39-year-old man named John Villareal was exiting his driveway in a 2004 Chevy pickup truck when a 2012 Chrysler struck him.
When emergency crews arrived at the location, they found Villareal trapped inside of his vehicle and had to extricate him. Once they noticed his injuries, they transported him to Seton Williamson County Hospital for treatment. Villareal is reportedly a Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department officer.
The authorities are currently investigating the crash, but so far, they believe the driver of the Chrysler, 29-year-old Candice Candrell, was under the influence at the time of the crash. They arrested her and charged her with intoxication assault with a vehicle.
We wish John Villareal a quick recovery as he begins healing from his injuries.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2015, almost 1,500 DUI accidents happened in Texas. Whenever drivers get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol, they’re more likely to get into an accident and possibly injure everyone involved. Too much alcohol alters a driver’s perception of their surroundings, making them react slowly to their environment or not realize how fast they’re driving.
At Benton Law Firm, we know how unfair it is for innocent drivers to sustain injuries caused by other irresponsible drunk drivers, which is why we fight hard to help our clients win their personal injury lawsuits. Our clients should be fairly compensated if they were not responsible for any damages or losses. If you or someone you know obtained injuries in a DUI accident, contact one of our Texas personal injury attorneys today at 214-219-4878.
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