Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
1-877-543-3523 toll free
575-208-5300 local

Texas woman faces charges for deadly car accident

A woman involved in a deadly Texas car accident has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. The woman's vehicle was traveling westbound when the car accident occurred. A man had stepped out of his possibly stalled truck when her Accord struck the truck's trailer and also hit the driver.

He was taken to a local hospital but died from his injuries. Responding officers stated they smelled alcohol and noticed the woman had blood-shot eyes and slurred speech. She failed a sobriety test, and her blood alcohol content registered at .30 percent. In Texas, the state's legal limit is .08.

The woman stated she had two beers before the crash occurred. She also admitted to driving from 40 to 60 mph on the service road where the wreck happened. She is facing one criminal charge, and her bail has been set at $30,000.

Any time a car accident occurs where drinking is involved, it is a cause of great concern to both families because one choice can result in tragic consequences and can forever alter someone's life. The man's family will likely have many questions about this accident. An accident report may answer many of those questions and could provide documentation if they decide to pursue the man for civil liability in a Texas court. When someone's actions negligently cause the death of another, they could be held both criminally and civilly liable. As this case moves forward in criminal court, the family of the victim reserves the right to pursue civil remedies as well.

Source: Chron.com, "HPD: Heavily intoxicated driver charged with manslaughter," Carol Christian, Nov. 8, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

GET THE HELP YOU NEED CONTACT OUR ATTORNEYS

Email Us For A Response

Bold labels are required.

Please note that First AND/OR Last Name, and Email AND/OR Phone are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Sugar Land Office
Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
56 Sugar Creek Center Boulevard
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 281-201-0988
Toll Free: 877-543-3523
Fax: 281-491-5055
Sugar Land Law Office Map

Katy Office
Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
702 South Mason Road
Katy, TX 77450

Phone: 281-201-0988
Toll Free: 877-543-3523
Fax: 281-491-5055
Katy Law Office Map

Richmond Office
Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
201 South 11th St.
Richmond, TX 77469

Phone: 281-201-0988
Toll Free: 877-543-3523
Fax: 281-491-5055
Richmond Law Office Map

Houston Office
1201 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 281-201-0988
Toll Free: 877-543-3523
Fax: 281-491-5055
Map and Directions

Austin Office
Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
2312 Western Trails Boulevard
Suite 102-A
Austin, TX 78745

Phone: 281-201-0988
Toll Free: 877-543-3523
Fax: 281-491-5055
Austin Law Office Map

Review Us