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Driver Kills One, Injures Himself and Another


A driver and a pedestrian have been hospitalized following a fatal collision that left one person dead in Dallas.

About the Fatal Dallas Car Crash

According to the Dallas Morning News, 28-year-old Christopher Shaw struck two men with his car while driving fast in a parking garage on March 11. One of the men died, and the other was hospitalized. Shaw was also brought to the hospital in critical condition, and is expected to be charged with manslaughter.

Texas Car Crash Statistics for 2017

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • In 2017, more than 3,500 people were killed and more 17,500 people sustained serious injuries in vehicle crashes in Texas.
  • In 2017, twenty-eight percent of crash-related fatalities in Texas involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
  • Forty percent of of people killed in restraint-equipped vehicles in Texas in 2017 were not restrained at the time of the crash.
  • There were 57 total pedalcyclist fatalities in 2017 in the state of Texas.

Five Vehicle Safety Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has several recommendations for staying safe when driving, including:

  • Never drink and drive
  • Avoid distraction and being mindful of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Check for vehicle recalls
  • Keep an emergency repair and first aid kit accessible
  • Change lanes to give space to any law enforcement officers

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyer

you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work

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