Houston—One Killed in McCarty Street Crash
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 9:31 pm
At least one person was killed in a collision on McCarty Street last Tuesday morning, police say.
Just before 1:00 a.m., Houston police officers were called on to the 800 block of McCarty Street and Market Street following a crash. According to reports, silver Dodge Nitro was heading north on McCarty when it entered the intersection on a red light hitting a red Chevrolet Impala in the process. The impact of the collision killed the driver of the Chevrolet at the scene. Her identification has not yet been released until her family has been notified.
No other injuries were reported.
The Dodge driver, identified as 38-year-old lberto Hernandez Torres, was arrested on intoxication manslaughter charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We strongly believe that authorities will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Drunk driving in Texas commonly result in a serious injury and sometimes, death. While accidents are fortuitous events that cannot be foreseen, they can be prevented if only drivers had simply put their complete attention on the road and taken their responsibility as drivers more seriously. This is why, despite conscious efforts by government to combat the increasing number of fatalities and injuries every year, crashes due to negligence is still on the rise.
While it can be difficult to remain calm in a situation like this, it is important to know that you can be entitled to compensation and claims following a collision. If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent party or a driver under the influence of alcohol, you may have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.