Officer Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 in West El PasoKiprop Vincent
Police Officer Injured in West El Paso Two-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 10
El Paso, Texas (May 23, 2020) – A police officer was injured Friday night in a wrong-way crash in west El Paso, according to authorities.
The crash was reported just after 11:00 p.m. May 22, on Interstate 10.
Authorities said a vehicle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the freeway when it crashed into a marked EPPD unit.
The officer was not seriously injured and went to the hospital on his own to be checked out as a precaution.
The wrong-way driver refused medical treatment. He was arrested and charged with DWI.
The crash closed the westbound lanes at Redd Road. The eastbound lanes were diverted off at Artcraft Road.
The crash remains under investigation.
We wish the injured victim a 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 you have been injured because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a personal injury action against the drunk driver.