UPDATE: Dallas, TX – Laquita Day And Lillian Ward Killed In DUI Accident On Clark Rd
Dallas, TX (September 15, 2019) A fatal DUI accident happened at the intersection of Clark Road and Clarkridge Drive. The accident happened on September 14th, when a pickup truck and sedan crashed into each other.
The paramedics found two people critically injured when they arrived at the scene to help. One of the victims did not survive their injuries. The other injured victim was rushed to the nearest hospital, where she later passed away. The deceased victims have been identified as 42-year-old Laquita Day and 30-year-old Lillian Ward.
The driver of the pickup truck also sustained injuries and was rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Authorities are still investigating, but they believe the pickup driver was under the influence at the time of the accident and will be charging him on two counts of intoxication manslaughter once he is released from the hospital.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Laquita Day and Lillian Ward during this difficult time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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