DWI Allegedly Causes 4-Car Crash
A collision involving four cars was allegedly the fault of a drunk driver, according to a report in the River Cities Daily Tribune. According to the report, the accident occurred at sometime around 5:30 PM during the last part of January. The man arrested was 44 years old, from Austin and was charged with driving while intoxicated.
The accident occurred when the accused drunk driver’s pick up traveled across lanes into oncoming traffic and collided with three vehicles. Seven people in the accident were injured, all of them were taken to the hospital, but none of them had life-threatening injuries, according to the report.
Head-on collisions are among the most deadly collisions that are frequently caused by drunk drivers. These accidents can be very difficult to avoid, but you can lessen your chances of being involved in one by taking some precautions.
For obvious reasons, people are more likely to be out drinking and driving over the weekends. If you’re driving in two lane roads without a median separator, it’s imperative to make certain that any vehicles coming toward you aren’t drifting into your lane. When people are driving, they tend to drift toward whatever they are looking at while they are moving. Unfortunately, drunks will oftentimes stare into people’s headlights, causing them to drift right into the path of oncoming traffic.
Even on freeways, head-on collisions can happen. The best way to avoid these collisions, of course, is to try to get out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, but this can be more difficult than it may seem. If there is other traffic taking up the lanes alongside of you or if the driver comes at you too quickly, you may find yourself in a situation where a collision is inevitable.
A Dallas accident attorney may be able to help you if you have been involved in such a collision. By filing a lawsuit to get compensation for the injuries and property loss you have sustained or, if necessary, by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who struck you, you may be able to get a jury award or settlement. Remember that whether or not the drunk driver involved in the accident faces criminal charges is irrelevant to whether or not you can file a civil lawsuit. You should speak with an attorney if you feel that you have good grounds to file a civil lawsuit against a negligent driver.