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

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.