John Lyons Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver on FM 700 in Big Spring
Big Spring, TX. (March 26, 2020)- John Lyons was fatally struck by a suspected drunk driver on March 24, 2020 in Big Spring, Texas. The accident occurred just after 8:30 a.m. on FM 700. The driver of a 2012 Ford was traveling southbound on the highway while a DPS patrol car and a 2017 Honda were pulled over on the side of the road. Lyons and the trooper were outside of their vehicles when the Ford struck Lyons’ vehicle. The impact of the crash caused the Honda to strike Lyons and the DPS patrol car. The trooper was uninjured. Lyons was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Ford was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing.
We send our condolences to the family of John Lyons. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2015, approximately 1,323 people lost their lives in DUI accidents. Driving under the influence is extremely dangerous because drivers are more prone to speed, drive reckless, disobey traffic laws, and veer into opposite lanes. When drivers get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol, they put themselves and everyone else on road at risk of losing their lives.
At The Benton Law Firm, we help our clients file personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against drunk drivers. It’s unacceptable for drunk drivers not to be held financially accountable for their negligent actions. We have helped numerous clients for nearly two decades win lawsuits against drunk drivers. If you would like to consult with one of our experienced attorneys, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 777-7777.
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