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Child gets brain injuries in car accident with driver on cocaine

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2015 | Brain Injury, Car Accidents |

A child is now suffering from extreme head injuries after car accident in San Antonio. The horrific car accident occurred on September 23, 2015. We would predict that this case may result in a personal injury lawsuit, especially since the driver admitted to having crack cocaine in his system.

Dennis Smith was driving on Midcrown Drive. Reports indicate that as he was driving he began to swerve in and out of traffic. While swerving, Smith crashed head-on into a van and injured a boy who is 11 years old. The boy had to be life-flighted to the hospital from the scene of the accident. He is reportedly in critical condition from multiple injuries including brain swelling and a cracked skull. Our hearts and prayers go out to the parents and family members of the injured child.

Reports indicate that Smith admitted to medical response personnel that he had just been smoking crack cocaine right before the collision occurred. Smith was arrested and charged with intoxication assault.

It is inexcusable for Smith to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs. Every time someone turns the key to start the engine it is their responsibility to ensure that they are not impaired in any way. This man has critically injured a little boy and put the lives of others at risk because of his selfish actions.

The police are attempting to gather more facts about this horrific head-on collision. Their investigation cannot always be fully relied upon though. There are some questions that may still need answers and some actions that may need explanations. Personal injury lawyers do not always rely on the police reports. They often hire private investigators to find the answers to additional questions. Investigators often obtain helpful information that is not included in the police report, information that family members sometimes want to know.

The facts of this case may support a personal injury lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that parents and family may have plenty of questions regarding personal injury lawsuits and accidents caused by drivers under the influence.


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