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Woman Seriously Injured, Man Arrested after Houston Two-Vehicle Crash on Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas (March 26, 2020) – A woman was seriously injured in a suspected DUI crash Wednesday night in Houston, according to the police.
The crash happened around 11:15 p.m., March 25, on the Southwest Freeway at Renwick Drive near the Chimney Rock exit.
Police said a man was driving a Ford truck southbound in the northbound lanes of the freeway when he crashed into an oncoming KIA Soul driven by a woman.
The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The man failed a sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The crash closed the freeway for about 45 minutes.
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.