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Woman arrested after Texas car accident injures 3

A 23-year old Texas woman is facing drunk driving charges after causing a car accident in Galveston on March 26. The woman was taken to the Galveston County Jail where she has been charged with intoxication assault and driving while intoxicated as a result of the car accident that left three people injured.

The woman was traveling eastbound in her vehicle when the collision occurred at about 9 p.m. Another driver traveling westbound made a U-turn, intending to pull into a parking lot. The accused female driver struck the other woman's passenger side door of her vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to spin and strike a Ford pickup that was properly parked on the seawall.

The car accident caused three injuries, although the driver responsible for the crash was uninjured. The second driver, who was found unconscious, was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch. Reports show that none of the injured people were listed as patients on the Monday following the crash.

The driver has been accused of driving without her headlights on and was apparently angry at being arrested. Police say the woman kicked the windows of the police cruiser. She was taken to the hospital and blood was drawn to determine her blood alcohol level for use in connection with the criminal charges and perhaps any other related proceedings.

Driving while intoxicated or under any sort of impairment is a dangerous cocktail. This woman was fortunate that everyone survived the car accident and the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. However, she may still be held liable civilly for her part in causing this Texas car accident. The injured parties may seek to file a legal claim against her and any other party whose negligence caused or contributed to their injuries. A successful claim often includes reimbursement for medical expenses and other damages incurred, including pain and suffering occasioned by the injuries sustained.

Source: The Daily News, "Driver charged with intoxication assault," Chris Paschenko, March 27, 2012

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