Four Injured in DUI Crash on Southwest Freeway in HoustonKiprop Vincent
4 Injured in Houston Two-Vehicle Crash on Southwest Freeway near Gessner
Houston, Texas (May 31, 2020) – Four people were injured overnight Sunday in a suspected DUI crash in Houston, police said.
The crash occurred on the Southwest Freeway near Gessner.
Police said two men and two women were traveling in a silver Camaro when it was struck by another vehicle.
The force of the impact caused the Camaro to crash into construction equipment on the side of the road.
A witness told officers the Camaro speed past them, and the car might have possibly been racing another vehicle prior to the crash.
The Camaro driver told police the group came from a bar. Alcohol was also found inside the Camaro.
One of the women in the Camaro lost her arm in the crash. She and the other three people are expected to survive.
Police said alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
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.