Toddler Killed, Family Seriously Injured in DUI Crash on E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road in Dallas
Dallas, TX. (May 29, 2020)- A toddler was killed, and three others were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on May 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. The accident occurred around 10:00 p.m. at the E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road intersection. Police reported that the driver of a Nissan SUV ran a red light while driving at a high rate of speed. Police officers and a DPS helicopter began to pursue the driver. The officers stopped the pursuit due to safety reasons, and the driver continued speeding down the roadway. The driver then ran another red light and crashed into a Ford Mustang at the intersection. The toddler, who was a passenger, was ejected from the Mustang. Both child passengers and their parents were transported to the hospital with critical injuries. The toddler later succumbed to their injuries. The remaining three family members remain in critical condition. The driver and passenger of the Nissan fled the scene on foot. They were later located and arrested. The Nissan driver is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter, three counts of intoxication assault and evading arrest with a vehicle causing death of another. The Nissan passenger was charged with evading arrest. The crash remains under investigation.
We wish the injured victims a complete recovery. Our thoughts are with them and their family at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this 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 214-777-7777.
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