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Houston— Victim of Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 290 ID’d

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 1:34 am    

The Houston Police Department has identified the female victim who died following a car accident on Highway 290 near Farm to Market 1960 Road, last Sunday morning.

The fatality was named as Jennifer Searcy, 37. She was a passenger in a black SUV which got involved in the collision.

According to initial reports, the crash took place last March 3 at the intersection of FM 1960. A late model Mercedes Benz was approaching the said cross streets at an unsafe speed when it rear-ended a black SUV that was waiting for their green light.

The impact of the collision left the occupants with serious injuries. They were taken to a local hospital where they were listed in critical condition. Unfortunately, Searcy succumbed to her injuries at a later time.

Authorities said that two more people sustained injuries from the impact. Their identification was not released.

The speeding driver has also admitted to deputies he was smoking narcotics before getting into his car. Lab work on his blood tests are still pending.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We also pray for a fast recovery of the injured driver. We believe that the Houston Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run or reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.

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