November 29, 2011
An Arlington, Texas, woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash that she caused along Interstate-35 early Tuesday morning while driving under the influence. According to KVUE News, Fort Worth Police say the woman was driving the wrong way down the interstate while her six-month0old daughter was in the vehicle.
The woman was charged with intoxication manslaughter and child endangerment after officers witnessed the woman drive onto an off-ramp and proceed down the interstate in the wrong direction with her hands up behind her head. Two other vehicles crashed as a result of having to dodge the woman’s oncoming vehicle. Both drivers exited their vehicles after the minor crash, but one of them was struck on the highway by another passing car and was killed.
The woman was eventually pulled over and arrested. She and her daughter were uninjured in the incident.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol is the leading factor of fatal accidents in the United States– linked to more than one-third of all deadly crashes in the country. The agency’s research has also shown distracted driving is almost just as deadly.
The Texas Auto Accident Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers know cases involving a drunk driver can often be complicated. That is why we suggest contacting an attorney to handle the case before you settle with an insurance company. We can be reached to discuss your case by filling out a free initial consultation form.