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Texas man killed in drunk driving accident

Despite the efforts of law enforcement and various safety agencies, some people in continue to drink and drive. When that happens, no one is safe from the potential danger of a drunk driving accident. Such accidents frequently cause catastrophic, life-changing injuries. However, in the case of a recent accident, a Texas family is left grieving the loss of a loved one.

The 70-year-old man was traveling west on a Texas highway just before 1 p.m. on a Wednesday when an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center line. The truck collided head-on with the man's car. The driver of the car died at the scene from his injuries.

The 23-year-old driver of the pickup truck was apparently uninjured. Police arrested him and charged him with intoxication manslaughter. He is currently in the county jail awaiting a hearing. Police once again urged drivers to refrain from getting behind the wheel after drinking. However, there will likely be many who ignore this plea, leaving more families to suffer the tragic loss of family members and loved ones.

When the risk of DUI arrest and jail time does not deter people from driving while impaired, the innocent drivers who encounter them may pay the price. Those who face the tragic consequences have every right to pursue compensation through civil courts. By contacting a personal injury attorney, they can explore the options for seeking potential remuneration from the responsible party through civil actions. While the urgings of Texas safety officials may not stop someone from drunk driving, facing the consequences in court may.

Source: kwtx.com, "Alcohol involved in head-on crash that left one dead, another in custody", Kathleen Serie, July 13, 2017

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