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Two Drunk Drivers Charged with Manslaughter in Bexar County


Two drivers have been charged with felony intoxication manslaughter for drunk driving incidents in Bexar County, Texas.

About the Bexar County Drunk Driving Accidents

According to a report from mysanantonio.com, a man is accused of killing a passenger while intoxicated on January 1. A second driver is accused of striking and killing a pedestrian while intoxicated.

In Bexar County, 43 people were arrested in January and 62 people were arrested in December for felony drunk driving incidents. The various charges included intoxication assault and driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under 15.

Information About Car Crashes in the State of Texas

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.

What to Do If You’re Hit By a Drunk Driver

  • Contact the police and call for an ambulance, if necessary.
  • Call an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer as soon as possible (Our team of attorneys is available 24/7, nights and weekends).
  • Try to preserve any and all necessary evidence (witness contact info, photos, etc.)
  • Cooperate with police, but do not make assumptions or estimations about the accident and especially do not accept blame or fault.

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Drunk Driving Lawyer

While your insurance company may be more than willing to help you after your automobile accident, you should remember that although insurance companies will provide some type of financial support, they may not always give you what you deserve. There are many times when a drunk driver has no insurance and you, the victim, are left without a way to pay for your injuries. Even if the negligent driver does have insurance, you may not get enough money to pay for your medical treatment and other expenses.

Our experienced team of injury attorneys will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you incurred. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends to provide you with a free case review. Contact Thomas J. Henry today if you were injured by a drunk driver. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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