Harris County, TX – San Jacinto River Crash Victim Identified

Harris County, TX (July 3, 2019) – On Sunday, June 30 police and emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the San Jacinto River.

According to reports, a crew of individuals was out on a boat when their vessel collided with a retaining wall along the east side of the river.

The impact of the collision caused one person to go overboard while two others on board were injured.

The driver of the boat, 41-year-old Galan Ruiz, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries.

After twenty-four hours, the body of the man thrown overboard, who was identified as 33-year-old Luis Gonzalez, was located in the water. Gonzalez was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.

At this time, intoxication assault and murder charges are pending against Ruiz for this incident.

The collision remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Luis Gonzalez.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Boat Accidents In Texas

Harris County, TX – San Jacinto River Crash Victim IdentifiedThe sad and unfortunate truth is that we are seeing an increase in the number of victims losing their lives and fatal boating accidents across Texas every year. These horrific incidents are often unexpected yet cause endless devastation for surviving family members.

When victims lose their lives and boating accidents caused by negligent drivers, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.

Over the years, Texas personal injury attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have helped countless victims and their families get the compensation and Justice they deserve. Our extensive knowledge of personal injury laws has enabled us to help countless victims collect millions of dollars for their legal claims. If your loved one lost their life in a boating accident, contact our law firm today at (214) 219-4878 to see what legal options are available for you.

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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life of those who live in our state. At the Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others to avoid becoming victims themselves or to know how to respond should a tragedy occur. Do not rely on any information within this post. Instead, seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional whenever necessary.

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