Houston — DUI Collision on North Freeway
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 6:43 am
A car accident involving a drunk driver caused the death of one person on North Freeway, early Monday morning.
At around 2:15 a.m., Houston police officers responded to a wreck the 1300 North Freeway. According to initial reports, a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was seen traveling on the opposite direction of North Freeway, also known as Interstate 45, when he collided with a white Ford Mustang that was heading south.
The impact of the collision killed the driver of the Mustang. He was pronounced dead at the scene by responding crews. His passenger, identified only as a 48-year-old woman, sustained injuries from the crash. She was then transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital for further care.
The driver of the pickup truck was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center and then arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxicated assault in the 228th State District Court.
Investigation is ongoing.
Injuries caused by vehicle collisions can vary from crash to crash. Some injuries may heal within a span of days while others could paralyze a victim’s body for a month. The most commonly known car accident injuries include neck and chest and head and back injuries. Broken and ligament damages are also quite common.
Being a victim of a collision is an overwhelming experience. If you are a passenger in a car involved in crash, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for yourself and anyone who needs it. After this, you’ll want to alert your insurance provider regarding damages or injuries you sustained from the collision. To submit a claim, you would need to gather documents supporting your claim. These may include a video of the scene or a photograph of the damages to the vehicles, police reports stating the facts of the accident, and medical records indicating the severity of your injury, to name a few.
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