April 3, 2012
A drunk driver is responsible for a fatal two-vehicle crash Saturday that occurred on the north side of Austin, Texas. Reports from KVUE News indicate that the accident happened around 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of northbound MoPac frontage road and Steck Avenue.
Reports from officers with the Austin Metro Police Department who responded to the scene say that the 20-year-old driver of a Chevrolet pickup was driving at a high rate of speed when he blew through a red light and struck a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a 57-year-old Austin man. The driver of the F-150 died at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Chevy pickup truck was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment of minor injuries. It was there that staff noticed a smell of alcohol on his breath. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the man had a blood alcohol content of .19 percent, more than double the legal limit of .08 percent.
The intoxicated driver was placed under arrest and now faces charges of intoxicated manslaughter.
This was the 17th fatal traffic accident this year in Austin.
That is why the Texas Car Accident Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers ask that we all do our part to reduce this number and make Texas’ highways safe for all by not drinking and driving. Instead, call a cab or friend to get you home safely.