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Drunk driving may be to blame for fatal crash in Harris County

On Aug. 24, northwest Harris County was the scene of a deadly accident in which alcohol may have been a factor. A passenger in a truck was ejected from the vehicle when it ran a red light and was struck by a SUV. He later died at the hospital from the injuries that he sustained in the crash. The driver of the truck is now facing felony drunk-driving charges. An investigation conducted by the Harris County Sheriff''s Office remained open at press time.

Five people were involved in the accident that occurred in the 15000 block of West Little York near Addicks Satsuma. The driver of the truck and a second passenger were not hurt. Two people riding in the SUV were treated and released at the scene. Sources do not say if the deceased man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

  - Article By Richard Weaver

According to authorities, a white Dodge pickup truck was traveling west on West Little York when the driver ran a red light. A gray Lexus SUV hit the left side of the pickup truck, causing it to flip. Reports indicate that the driver of the Dodge, who has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, showed signs of impaired driving when the accident occurred.

When a life is lost in an accident due to drunk driving, surviving family members may choose to pursue a wrongful death claim. Although legal action will not reverse the outcome of a crash, an experienced attorney may be able to help the family pursue full compensation for their loss. An attorney could prepare a claim that would provide the financial resources necessary for the family to begin to rebuild their lives and help them find some measure of closure.

Source: ABC13, "Deputies: Suspected drunk driver runs red light, causes fatal crash in northwest Harris County", August 25, 2013

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