A driver is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter following a crash in Dallas that left their passenger dead.
Details of the Fatal Drunk Driving Crash
WFAA reports the crash occurred around 12:05 am Tuesday. Evidence suggests a 2009 Nissan Titan pickup was driving westbound on the Woodall Rodger Freeway exit ramp when it crossed over North St. Paul Street, left the roadway, and slammed into a tree.
The passenger of the truck was declared dead at the scene. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Dallas Police Department said the driver will be charged with intoxication manslaughter. The driver will also face a firearm charge.
The names of the victim and the driver have not been released.
The Dangers of Drunk Driving
Alcohol greatly impairs a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. From slowed reaction time to poor decision-making, drunk drivers pose a risk to themselves as well as everybody else on the road.
While we all understand the dangers of drunk driving, it remains a more common problem than many realize. In fact, the average drunk driver will drive under the influence 80 times before their first arrest.
Of those who have their licenses revoked after a drunk driving arrest, 50-75% will continue to drive under the influence without their license.
Despite efforts to reduce drunk driving, a person is killed in a drunk driving crash in the United States every 51 minutes. That is 27 deaths every day.
A person is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes.
Call an Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash with a drunk driver, call Thomas J. Henry Law immediately.
When someone chooses to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they are making a conscious decision to put others on the road at risk. When a crash occurs, the victim of that crash deserves the opportunity to secure fair compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Thomas J. Henry Law has represented victims of drunk driving crashes for 30 years.
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