One Killed, One Injured in DUI Crash on Southwest Freeway at Fountain View Drive in Houston
Houston, TX. (September 13, 2021)- One person was killed, and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash on September 12, 2021, in Houston, Texas. The accident occurred shortly before 3:30 a.m. at the Southwest Freeway service road and Fountain View Drive intersection. Police reported that the driver of a northbound vehicle ran the red light and T-boned an eastbound Acura TL occupied by the victims. The passenger in the Acura was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. The Acura driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The northbound driver was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. 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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