5-Year-Old Killed, One Injured in DUI Crash on Southwest Freeway at Fountain View Drive in Houston
Houston, TX. (April 13, 2021)- A 5-year-old child was killed, and their father was injured in a two-vehicle crash on April 11, 2021 in Houston, Texas. The accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. on the Southwest Freeway feeder road at Fountain View Drive. Police reported that a northbound BMW passenger car collided with a Nissan Sentra occupied by the victims. Both father and child were transported to an area hospital where the child succumbed to their injuries. The BMW driver attempted to flee the crash on foot, but was stopped by witnesses. The BMW driver appeared to be intoxicated and faces multiple charges. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family 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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