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Alleged drunk driver kills 1 in Texas car accident

A man has been accused of drunk driving after killing a pedestrian in Texas. Initial reports indicate that the car accident occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Monday as a woman was walking along the median of a street. The man is now facing criminal charges in the crash.

Authorities believe the man was traveling southbound when his vehicle left the road and collided with the pedestrian. The 51-year-old woman passed away at the scene of the accident. The man was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the crash. He has since been arrested.

The driver is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter as a result of the car accident. Any time someone chooses to get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol, the possibility of a deadly car accident greatly increases. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a higher risk for injury or even death because they are not inside of a car and are therefore vulnerable to a range of vehicles driving on the roads.

Although the man is facing criminal charges as a result of this Texas car accident, that fact does not mean that he has been absolved of civil liability. The woman's family may have legal recourse against the driver due to the harm he has caused their family. Whether or not they plan to pursue legal action is unknown; however, it could be an option for them in the future. Moving forward with a civil suit could result in a monetary award, which could help the family with their loved one's medical bills and funeral costs. Legal action against the driver could also send the message to other drivers that operating a vehicle while intoxicated can result in harsh consequences.

Source: Chron, "Suspected drunk driver charged in pedestrian's death," Dale Lezon, Sept. 10, 2012

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