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Child Injured After Being Hit by Drunk Driver

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A Texas man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and assault after hitting a child while driving under the influence.

Details about the Drunk Driving Incident

NBCDFW News is reporting that a 9-year-old child was taken to a Fort Worth hospital by air on Monday after he was struck by a vehicle while he was riding his bicycle.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 8 p.m. in the area near Huddleston Street and Banner Drive. The child was then taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in critical condition.

According to police, the 77-year-old driver that hit the child has been charged with driving while intoxicated and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Additional details, including the identification and condition of the child that was hurt, have not been released.

Drunk Driving Accidents in the State of Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • In 2014, there were just 4 fatal crashes statewide that involved drunk drivers between the ages of 71 and 74.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):

  • There were roughly 71,030 DUI convictions in Texas in 2013.
  • There were 1,337 drunk driving related fatalities in Texas in 2013. 


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