Houston — 1 Woman Dead After DUI Accident in East Houston
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 7:35 pm
On the early morning of Monday, January 28, 2019, a woman was dead after a crash by a suspected drunk driver in east Houston.
According to initial reports, the accident happened at approximately 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of McCarty Road and Market Street. The man was driving a Dodge SUV traveling north on McCarty when he ran a red light and struck the woman driving a Chevy Impala.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the man suffered minor injuries and could probably be charged with intoxication manslaughter.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified female driver, and it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by 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.