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Video Shows Driver Commenting on His Drunken State Before Causing Fatal Collision


A newly released video shows heavily intoxicated driver as he operates a car he would later crash, killing his wife and two of children.

About the Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

Local10.com reports that on the night of April 24, 2016, an intoxicated man named Trevor Carter Remy ran off the road on I-25 in Florida and crashed his car, killing his wife and two children.

According to authorities, his blood alcohol content was almost twice Florida’s legal limit, and neither he, his wife, nor any of the six children in the back of the car were wearing seatbelts.

Remy was arrested, and two of the surviving children are now in the custody of a family friend.

Prosecutors released new evidence last month showing Remy commenting that he was “tipsy as [expletive]” and “driving like a [expletive] [expletive]” on the same evening of the fatal crash.

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 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 Christi, San Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

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