Early — 5-Year-Old Girl Injured After DUI Accident on Highway 377
Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 8:01 pm
On Tuesday night, January 29, 2019, a 5-year-old girl is hospitalized and her mother is jailed after a DUI crash that occurred in Early, Texas.
According to the Early Police, Kimberly Nethery, 31, was driving down Early Boulevard (Highway 377) when she failed to veer to the right where the highway divides. She lost control of her pickup truck and overturned twice.
Nethery’s 5-year-old daughter was not restrained and, as a result, was ejected out of the car. She was flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. As of right now, her condition is unknown.
Nethery was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, and she claimed that she thought it was 7:40 a.m. and that she was taking her daughter to school at the time of the accident, but the accident actually happened at 7:40 p.m. She was eventually arrested and taken to the Brown County Jail after being charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under 15 years of age, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and unrestrained child in a vehicle.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the little girl in this accident, but it is even more unfortunate to realize that she is not the first victim of a car accident. Vehicular accidents like this happen quite often nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), along with speeding and driving while distracted, is a common cause of car accidents, and it is quite an appalling one. According to the NHTSA, about 28 people die every day as a result of drunk driving crashes, and in 2010, 10,228 people died in drunk driving accidents — one every 52 minutes — while about 345,000 were injured. These statistics do not bode well at all, and something has to be done to stop these numbers from going up.
If you are a victim of a car accident/DUI accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers, especially those who specialize in DUI accidents, are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and getting you the justice that you deserve.