Early in the morning on September 5, 2015 29-year old Edward Garrett Gottschall and his wife, 37-year old Nalee Yang, were killed in a car crash in Plant City, Florida after the driver of a 2008 Hyundai Sonata failed to stop. The driver was forty-seven year old David Thomas Flanagan. He was headed northbound when he failed to stop but an Isuzu Ascender SUV containing Stanley and Amy Dudek as well as their 1-year old daughter Sophia.
Around midnight on Thursday, August 27, 2015 Julio Garza was involved in a major car accident resulting in what may be wrongful death. He was driving with one passenger when he struck a tree in the median. Sources suggest that he lost control of his car while intoxicated after drinking and driving. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter and has a jail bond of $30,000. He only was only slightly injured, however, his passenger died in the accident.
Police believe that a drunk driver killed a 10-year-old boy, Rafael Ramirez, and four family members in Anaheim, California. The potential drunk driver rear-ended their car at an Anaheim intersection, police said Sunday. Drunk driving Texas are not unique to Texas. They happen all over the United States. Many Texas personal injury lawyers have a unique set of skills due to the fact that (1) Texas has many drunk driving accidents; and (2) it is a state with strict driving while intoxicated laws. The Anaheim, California accident involved family members in the car that was stopped at a red light. That was when a pickup truck crashed into their car and caused this potential wrongful death case.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual event that features film, interactive and music festival and brings in crowds to Austin, Texas. Unfortunately, a recent accident event that occurred in the middle of the SXSW crowds looked liked something out of a movie. The event left two people dead and 23 more injured. The horrible pedestrian accident occurred when a vehicle and multiple people on Red River and 10th Streets in downtown Austin early Thursday morning were struck by what appeared to be a drunk driver.
Peggy Howard and her teenage son, Cale Howard have died following an auto accident involving a drunk driver in Northwest Austin. Could the Howard family sue for wrongful death? The collision occurred while, Peggy Howard, an elementary school teacher for Leander Independent School District, and her teenage son Cale Howard were traveling south on FM 620 in a Toyota Prius. A Chevrolet Avalanche driven by 21-year-old Nicholas Michael Justin Wyzykowski rear-ended the Toyota Prius launching both cars into the oncoming traffic lanes. The Chevrolet Avalanche then collided with a second vehicle, a Toyota Camry that was travelling north, before coming to a stop.
There was a fatal car accident in Houston in the 500 block of Chartes Street that may be a wrongful death case. The woman that died was only 21 years old.
Car accidents due to drunk drivers are far too common in Houston. A near-fatal car accident during the early hours of Sunday, September 22 was allegedly caused by 27-year-old, Jose Eliseo Guevara-Palma. Mr. Guevara-Palma was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.
On or around July 1, 2013, charges were filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident, accused of intoxication manslaughter. The accident occured at the Northwest Freeway (U. S. Highway 290) and North Gessner service road. It occured at about 3 a.m. last Saturday (June 29). The suspect, Guadalupe Armando Rodriguez-Rivera, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and accident involving injury. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will reveal the victim's identity. HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer E. Morado reported: that Rodriguez-Rivera was driving a green Chevrolet Suburban southbound on North Gessner. They stated that the suspect ran a red light at the intersection of Highway 290. The Suburban then struck a red Cadillac Escalade, driven by the victim. The victim was traveling northbound on North Gessner and attempting to make a left turn onto the Highway 290 service road. The victim was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Rodriguez-Rivera fled the scene on foot. But he was later found by a wrecker driver. He was then detained by a Harris County Sheriff's deputy. The suspect was brought back to the auto accident scene. Finally, Rodriguez-Rivera was then taken into custody by HPD patrol officers.
When people make the irresponsible decision to drink and drive, we are quick to condemn that person as responsible for his or her own actions. But should someone else be held responsible for failing to prevent that person from getting behind the wheel before tragedy strikes? That is what one Houston mother is asking after her daughter was killed in a car accident.