At approximately 2:20 a.m. on December 22, 2013, a female driver lost control of her Chevy Impala and struck the guard rail on the North Loop. When she stepped out of her vehicle to examine the damage, a Kia slammed into the Impala, which then struck her. The female driver died as a result of the traumatic injuries sustained in the collision.
Authorities indicated the 24-year-old driver of the Kia, Richard Arroio, will be charged with driving while intoxicated. Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code defines driving while intoxicated as “a person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Arroio’s decision to drink and drive had egregious consequences for the female driver as well as her family. When someone is injured or dies in an auto collision, financial recovery can often be made against the offensive driver. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of a drunk driver or alcohol-related accident.