2-Year-Old Girl Killed, Brother and Parents Injured in DUI Crash at E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road in Dallas

2-Year-Old Girl Killed, Brother and Parents Injured in DUI Crash at E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road in Dallas

2-Year-Old Girl Killed, Brother and Parents Seriously Injured in Dallas Two-Vehicle Crash at E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road

Dallas, Texas (May 25, 2020) – A 2-year-old girl was killed, and three other people were seriously injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash in Dallas, according to police.

The crash occurred around 10:00 p.m. May 23, at the intersection of E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road.

Police said Adrian Maldonado, 19, was driving a black Nissan SUV when he ran a red light at Broadway Boulevard, and Oates Road and officers tried to stop him.

Maldonado drove through a second red light at Broadway and Duck Creek Drive. He continued driving at a high rate of speed as officers followed him with lights and sirens on. A Texas DPS helicopter was called to help with the pursuit.

Maldonado continued driving over 100 mph on I-635 through Mesquite and Garland, and he also turned off the vehicle’s headlights.

The officers then stopped the chase for safety reasons, and Maldonado continued speeding until he eventually exited I-635 in Dallas. He ran another red light at E. Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road and crashed into a white Ford Mustang, which was driving through the intersection.

A 2-year-old girl in the Mustang was ejected. The girl, her 3-year-old brother, and her parents were taken to the hospital where she later died. The other three victims were listed in critical conditions.

Maldonado and his passenger, 19-year-old Denise Vivas, fled the scene on foot but were later arrested.

Maldonado is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter, three counts of intoxication assault, and evading arrest with a vehicle causing death of another.

Vivas was charged with evading arrest.

Maldonado reportedly had a probation violation warrant for burglary of a habitation in Dallas County.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. We also wish the injured victims quick recovery.

In Texas, a driver is legally intoxicated after consuming alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. A driver is also considered intoxicated if they don’t have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. Alcohol however is not the only intoxicant, as drivers can become intoxicated by ingesting prescription and illegal drugs such as crack, marijuana, and cocaine.

Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.

Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. If a death occurred because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a wrongful death action against the drunk driver.

To speak with one of our highly qualified lawyers at  Joel A. Gordon & Associates Click to call: 281-943-5555.


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