Houston, TX – Police Officer Injured in DUI Accident on Beltway 8
Houston, TX (June 16, 2019) On the morning of June 16th, a DUI accident happened on Beltway 8, not far from TC Jester Boulevard. A Precinct 4 deputy was in his patrol car on Beltway 8 when another vehicle rear-ended him. The accident happened at around 1:00 a.m.
When the ambulance arrived to help, they found the officer suffering from head, neck, and back injuries. The paramedics rushed him to the nearest hospital for immediate treatment. The other driver also sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital as well.
The authorities are still investigating the accident but have charged the driver with intoxication assault of peace officer.
Our thoughts are with both of the injured victims as they fully recover.
Vehicle Accidents in Texas
Between the years of 1998 and 2008, about 50 percent of police officer fatalities resulted from car accidents. Often times, drivers who rear-end police cars after midnight are under the influence of drugs and alcohol. When drivers have a blood concentration level of over 0.08%, they are less likely able to safely operate their vehicles, which causes them to speed, rear-end, and T-bone other vehicles.
At Benton Law Firm, we are consistently working on the behalf of our injured clients to help them win their personal injury lawsuits by proving their negligence claims. If you or someone you love was hurt in a car accident, call our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878. We are here to help you win your case and receive as much money as needed for your injuries.
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