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by Jeff Rasansky - April 5, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DWI after Wreck

KRISTV reports that a woman has been arrested on suspicion of DWI following an early morning crash in Corpus Christi. The woman allegedly slammed into the back of a car, causing the two women in the car to require emergency extraction by first responders. The women were taken to a hospital, but there was no information on their condition at the time of the report.

The woman driving the SUV who hit the other two women ran away from the scene of the accident. The police did catch her and she was placed under arrest. Unfortunately, drunk drivers sometimes make their situation worse by fleeing the scenes of accidents that they cause. The other drivers involved in these crashes need to be smart about these situations.

Let the Police Catch Them

In many cases, drivers who attempt to flee the scene of an accident do so because they know they’re in a lot more trouble than what would result from a simple car crash. Intoxication, outstanding warrants and other reasons may motivate a driver to flee the scene of an accident.

Some of these drivers may well be dangerous if you try to apprehend them yourself. If you’re in a wreck involving a driver who flees, either in their car or on foot, it’s best to let them go and to let the police know right away where they’re heading. As for identifying people, there are some easy ways that you can help the police to catch them. Point out:

  • What type of clothing they’re wearing and what color
  • Their race
  • Their approximate height
  • Where they’re headed

Describing someone’s face is very difficult and it might not give police that much information to go on. It’s easier to identify them by clothing and height. Even “short” or “tall” can be a big help. Point out their body shape when you’re asked, as well; whether they’re overweight, athletic or have some other build.

Remember that you never really know why someone is fleeing an accident. They may just be scared and run out of raw panic or they may be facing warrants for violent crimes. The police are equipped to deal with either situation or any other, but citizens are not, so don’t attempt to grab someone yourself, you may be making the situation much worse. A Dallas wrongful death lawyer or car accident lawyer can help you to seek compensation in court after they’re caught.

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