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Two Injured in Drunk Driving Crash in Katy

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

Two people were injured in a three vehicle accident that happened in Katy.

Details about the Katy Accident

KHOU News is reporting that two people were injured after two vehicles were involved in an accident with a wrecker that was attempting to help a drunk driver on the Katy Freeway during the overnight hours.

According to the Houston Police Department, the accident happened at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday near Highway 6. At the time of the accident, the driver of the wrecker was heading west on the Katy Freeway when he found an SUV that was completely stopped in the middle of the roadway. The driver turned on his lights and was attempting to flag away drivers as they were coming down the roadway until the police could arrive.

A man driving a Nissan sedan did not see the wrecker and slammed into the back end of it, spinning around and causing another vehicle to slam into the sedan.

The driver of the SUV was not injured but was arrested for driving under the influence. The driver of the wrecker was not injured in the accident.

Important Information about Driving Under the Influence

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving, there are more than a thousand wrongful deaths of people involved in drunk driving accidents every year in the state of Texas:

  • In 2015, Texas passed an all-offender ignition interlock bill to help stop the frequency of drunk driving.
  • In 2014, there were a total of 1,446 people killed in drunk driving accidents in the state of Texas.
  • During the same year, there were an additional 15,687 people injured in alcohol-related crash injuries.

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