A fatal accident that killed two victims in northwest Harris County may have been caused by alcohol, according to an initial investigation. Authorities say that the car accident occurred during the early morning hours on Feb. 7, when the driver of a Volkswagen pulled in front of an oncoming Camaro on FM 1960. The Volkswagen was apparently attempting to turn into a parking lot. The Camaro smashed into a utility pole after striking the other vehicle. Authorities say they believe that both drivers in the crash were had been drinking.
The 23-year-old female driver of the Camaro remains in critical condition in Hermann Hospital. Her passenger died at the scene of the wreck. The driver of the Volkswagen was reportedly thrown from the vehicle after his car rotated violently; he was also pronounced dead at the scene. Toxicology reports are still pending, and charges are expected to be handed down in connection with the investigation. Officers suspect that speed may have also played a role.
News reports indicate that traffic was snarled along FM 1960 and Wortham as a result of the accident. Further, utility workers were called to the scene to repair the utility pole, which caused even more delays. Power was knocked out to several businesses in the area.
Victims whose relatives have been killed in fatal drunk-driving car accidents may be entitled to financial compensation because of the tragic wrecks. Those who have lost loved ones in such crashes may benefit from consulting with a qualified Texas attorney, who might be able to provide them with additional information about the specifics of their cases. Passengers and innocent motorists should not be victimized by irresponsible, intoxicated drivers.
Source: ABC 13, “Alcohol suspected in double fatal wreck in northwest Harris County” Simon Gutierrez, Feb. 07, 2014