UPDATE: North Richland Hills, TX – 1 Killed and 3 Injured in Head-on Crash on Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX (November 30, 2019) On the early morning of November 28th, a fatal head-on collision happened in the eastbound lanes of Loop 820. According to reports, a Chevrolet Tahoe entered the wrong part of the highway and collided into two SUVs and a car driven by a teenager. The accident happened at around 5:15 a.m.
Emergency responders arrived and found the teen critically injured along with his dog. The teen and three other drivers (including the wrong-way driver) were all taken to the hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, updated reports reveal that the 17-year-old teenager did not survive his injuries.
The woman that was responsible for causing the accident has been identified as Noemi Martinez and is being charged with intoxication manslaughter, which is considered a second-degree felony in Texas.
The accident is still being investigated for more details.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased teenager. We send them our condolences at this time. We also wish the remaining three injured victims a complete recovery.
DUI and Head-On Collisions in Texas
Studies show that driving under the influence is the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 30. Studies also reveal that drunk drivers are more likely to cause head-on collisions, especially if it’s late at night and there aren’t many cars on the road. When drivers are impaired, their vision is blurry and their reaction times are slower than normal, making them more likely to break laws and crash head-on into other vehicles.
Those involved in head-on collisions can file personal injury lawsuits against all liable parties with the help of an experienced Texas attorney. At The Benton Law Firm, we assist injured victims and families of deceased victims with filing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We believe victims should be fully compensated for all damages. Contact our office today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was harmed in a head-on collision at (214) 219-4878.
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