An Accident Can Happen at Any Time- Tragic DWI Crash in Arlington
It’s sad but true: regardless of how safe of a driver you are, anytime you get into a vehicle, your life is at risk because of the choices of other drivers. Drivers who choose to make negligent choices while behind the wheel often hurt innocent victims. Whether the distracted driver is texting, using a cell phone, drinking alcohol, using drugs, or engaging in any distracting activity that takes attention away from safely operating a vehicle, the results are often devastating for unsuspecting vehicles and pedestrians who happen to be nearby.
Just recently in Arlington, a woman was charged with Intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury after she chose to drink alcohol and drive her car. The woman lost control of her speeding vehicle and crashed into a wooden telephone pole, which broke and came crashing down. A 5-year-old girl was killed in the accident, and 6 other people were injured. The accident took place at 9:30 in the morning- sad proof that DWI accidents can happen at any time of the day. The woman also faces additional charges for failure to have a valid driver’s license, car insurance, inspection sticker, and for not securing children in the vehicle.
The morning of the accident, the DWI unit of the Arlington Police Department had participated in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving walk in Fort Worth, in an effort to encourage others to make smart choices when it comes to alcohol and driving. Then, just a couple hours later, this awful drunk driving accident took place. The officers referred to the accident as surreal, stating, “It’s very tragic.”
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a DWI crash, contact a personal injury attorney with extensive experience fighting these types of cases.
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