Passenger Killed After Ejected from Car in Freeway Accident
Overview of The Accident
At the time of the accident, the Toyota car was heading south at high speeds while two young males were in the car. As the driver came to the Grand Parkway intersection, there was a Chevrolet Tahoe with a female driver starting to cross the intersection after the light turned green.
The male driver in the Toyota tried to go around Tahoe and veered to the right, not realizing there was a curb at the intersection on that side. The Toyota struck the curb, and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then came in contact with a metal light pole, splitting the vehicle in half.
The passenger was ejected from the car and died at the scene of the accident while the driver was taken to Woodlands Hospital and was found to be intoxicated. The female in the Tahoe was not injured.
The driver of the Toyota is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge.
Intoxicated Driving Statistics
The following information was provided by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers:
- Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
- Every day in America, another 27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
- On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
- In 2013, 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol – that’s more than the population of Texas.
- The rate of drunk driving is highest among 26 to 29 year olds (20.7 percent).
- Drunk driving costs each adult in the United States over $500 per year.
- Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year.
- In 2014, 9,967 people died in drunk driving crashes – one every 53 minutes – and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes