Man Riding Mobility Scooter Struck, Killed by Intoxicated Driver on Bellaire Boulevard in Houston; Carlos Lopez-Obispo ArrestedKiprop Vincent
Man Killed in Houston Scooter Accident on Bellaire Boulevard near Renwick Drive; Carlos Lopez-Obispo Arrested
Houston, Texas (February 7, 2020) – A man riding a motorized scooter was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver Thursday night in Houston, according to the police.
The fatal crash occurred on Thursday, February 6, in the 5800 block of Bellaire Boulevard near Renwick Drive.
Police said Carlos Lopez-Obispo, 57, was driving a Ford F-150 truck when he left the road, hit several concrete pillars, hit a bus stop, and crashed into the man who was riding a scooter on the sidewalk.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The Ford came to a stop after hitting the corner of a gas station sign.
Obispo was also taken to the hospital for treatment. He is facing intoxication-related manslaughter charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
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 to one of our highly qualified lawyers, Click to call: 281-943-5555.