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Drunk Driver Charged With Accident That Kills Two And Injures Two Others

by Staff Blogger | November 6th, 2012

November 6, 2012

A 34-year-old Dallas, Texas, man has been charged following an accident that claimed the lives of two people and left a young girl seriously injured. The Dallas Morning News stated the accident occurred Monday around 9:30 p.m., at the corner of Military Parkway and Jim Miller Road.

Reports indicate the man responsible for the crash was driving a black 1999 Ford Taurus sedan when he blew through a red light moments before colliding with three other vehicles. The impact of the Dallas Auto Accident caused an 8-year-old passenger in the Taurus to be ejected from the vehicle, while the two adults in the vehicle died at the scene. The child was found by officers in the street and rushed to a local hospital.

The driver of the Honda was uninjured, while the driver of the Trailblazer was also transported to the hospital for an examination of non-life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver responsible for the crash attempted to flee the scene, but was detained by a witness until police could arrive. He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

The Drug Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights if you need compensation for an accident you were involved in with a drunk driver.

Drunk Driver Charged in Dallas Crash That Killed Two And Injured Three

by Staff Blogger | October 16th, 2012

October 16, 2012

A 25-year-old Grand Prairie, Texas, man remains behind bars today after causing a drunk driving accident that claimed the lives of two people and injured three others. According to MYFOX-DFW News, the crash occurred at the intersection of Davis Street and Glipin Avenue in the Dallas suburb of Oak Cliff just before midnight Sunday.

Police reports indicate a GMC Terrain carrying five people was stopped on Davis Street at a red light, when a Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by the intoxicated man, smashed into the rear-end of the SUV.

While two 57-year-old backseat passengers in the GMC were killed upon impact, the driver and front seat passenger, along with a child in a safety seat, were all seriously injured and rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

Upon investigating the scene of the Dallas auto accident, police were able to determine the 25-year-old driver had been consuming alcohol in the hours prior to the accident and placed him under arrest Monday morning on two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Officers added more charges against the driver that are pending the conclusion of their investigation.

The Dallas auto accident lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough know that drunk driving is one of the leading causes for motor vehicle accidents in the United States today. That is why the firm asks that we each do our part to keep Texas’s roadways safe by never drinking and driving.

 

Dallas Man Injured In Crash After Failed Calls To 911

by Staff Blogger | September 25th, 2012

September 25, 2012

A 35-year-old Dallas, Texas, man claims he was seriously injured in a car accident after repeated calls to 911 went unanswered. According to The Dallas Morning News, the man’s injury occurred September 8 at 11:50 p.m. as he stood next to Interstate 45.

Reports indicate the victim was involved in a Dallas auto accident when another vehicle rear-ended his car. He was standing next to the highway as he attempted to call 911 four times. The first three times, he said he got a busy signal. On the fourth try, he got a message saying all responders were busy at the moment. The victim then attempted to flag down another vehicle for help, but was instead struck and suffered serious injuries, including a broken arm and bruised leg. Luckily, a witness was able to get through to 911 and called for help.

The city of Dallas later released a statement saying that although cellphones can be invaluable in emergency situations, the 911 emergency response system was not set up to handle calls from cellphones and, therefore, may not be a reliable way to communicate in an emergency.

The Dallas drug injury lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough understand the frustrations that may come with being injured in an accident such as this and are here to help if you have been hurt in an accident that was no fault of your own.

Dallas Bus Crash Leaves 17 Students Injured

by fpw | June 14th, 2012

June 12, 2012

Dozens of students suffered injuries as the result of a two-bus collision in Dallas, Texas, Tuesday morning. According to a story released by NBCDFW 5 News, the accident happened at around 9:00 AM at the intersection of Royal Lane and Skillman Street, in a residential area of the northeast part of the city.

Students, ages 10 to 15, were being taken to Lake Highlands Junior High School and Lake Highlands High School that morning when one of the buses drivers says that the brakes on the vehicle went out. The driver was unable to bring the vehicle to a stop at the intersection and collided with another bus. While some students on the buses say that the impact was a little more than a jolt, ambulances from local hospitals transported a total of 17 students for treatment to injuries.

A spokesman for the Dallas Fire and Rescue, Jason Evans, stated, “There weren’t very many serious injuries.  A lot of the transports occurred because a lot of the students obviously are minors.  At that point we don’t leave anything up to interpretation. If they say they have an injury, they get transported.”

The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough say that being involved in a bus accident is often times more dangerous than a Dallas Auto Accident because passengers normally do not have seat belts. Accidents such as this has prompted several cities and school systems to install safety belts on passenger vehicles.

Dallas Woman Killed and Son Injured In Car Accident

by fpw | December 27th, 2011

December 27, 2011

A car crash where an SUV rolled over late Monday night left one person dead and another injured. According to NBC-DFW 5 News, police say the accident occurred at around 11:30 PM at 10700 block of Stemmons Freeway, in the area where northbound Loop 12 joins northbound I-35 E.

A spokesman for the Dallas police department, Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse, stated that officers arrived on the scene to find the SUV upside down. Accident reconstruction teams were able to determine that the 2003 Chevy Tahoe struck a construction barrier for an unknown reason just before rolling. The crash ejected the 58-year-old woman driving the vehicle, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was taken to Parkland Hospital, where she later died.

The woman’s 32-year-old son, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also taken to Parkland to be treated for non-life threatening injuries suffered in the crash.

Police were later told the pair had been watching football nearby when the woman decided to take her son home because he had been drinking. The discovery prompted authorities to request blood tests of the deceased to determine if alcohol was in her system at the time of the crash.

The Dallas auto accident attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot and Wansbrough have decades of experience helping auto accident victims. If you’ve been injured in a car accident at no fault of your own, contact them today for a free initial consultation.

Drunk Drivers Treated With Too Much Leniency?

by fpw | September 13th, 2011

September 13, 2011

When one thinks of tough law enforcement, the iconic image of a Texas Ranger in a cowboy hat with aviator sunglasses sauntering up and throwing the book at wrongdoers is the first thing that comes to many peoples minds. Its an image that Texans like to think is reality when it comes to drunk drivers.

Sure, the campaigns all say that if you drink and drive, you will go to jail, but an investigation by the Dallas Morning News has found that many drivers walk away with little more than probation, even after multiple infractions.

Dallas County, with the third highest drunk driving fatality rate in the Country, was found to have only given prison sentences to a little more than half of all those charged with intoxication manslaughter, the rest received probation. Prosecutors have said they would like to send more offenders to prison but overpopulation and a lack of rehabilitation services offered to prisoners, the courts are left with a choice to lock up offenders costing taxpayers more, or try to get the offenders help at a cheaper cost to citizens.

These are realities that have infuriated family members of victims killed by drunk drivers.

If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident that was caused at no fault of their own, the Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough may be able to help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Contact them to discuss your case today.