One Killed, Several Injured in DWI Crash on the Gulf Freeway near Howard Drive in Houston
Houston, TX. (August 11, 2020)- One person was killed, and three others were injured in a three-vehicle crash on August 7, 2020 in Houston, Texas. The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. on the Gulf Freeway near Howard Drive. Police reported that the driver of a Chevrolet 1500 Sierra rear-ended a Nissan Altima in the right lane of the freeway. The impact caused the Altima to veer off into the left lane and hit a Chevrolet Cruze. The driver of the Altima was declared dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Cruze were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Sierra was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and faces an intoxicated manslaughter charge. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
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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