Mark Tartaglio died in a drunk driving accident in Houston, Texas. Corina Burnett was hurt in the crash as well. University of Houston Student, Marshall Patrick Schoen was arrested in connection with this crash and charged with intoxication manslaughter. The unfortunate incident took place on April 14, 2016. We would anticipate that this case may result in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, especially once the investigation is complete.
According to reports, Schoen was traveling at a high rate of speed around a turning car on Calhoun close to MacGregor Way. Reports indicate that this was when his vehicle drove onto a sidewalk and crashed into Tartaglio and Burnett as they were walking. Burnett was injured and was taken to receive emergency medical treatment. Her condition is reportedly stable. Tartaglio died as a result of the extreme injuries he sustained. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the friends and families of Tartaglio. We also hope that Burnett makes a speedy recovery.
Why was the driver behind the wheel while allegedly under the influence? Could anything have been done to prevent the accident? Are there any other factors missing from this report?
It is always sad to hear about car collisions, and this accident is equally as sad. The roads are always a place where unpredictable moments take place. That is why driving safely is so important.
Although the police are doing their own investigating, they cannot always be fully relied upon. 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 and wrongful death lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that family and friends may have plenty of questions regarding personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
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