Drunk driving accidents are all too common in the United States, with many people not knowing when it would be best to call for a ride home after they have been consuming alcohol. Texas Department of Public Safety officials recently arrested a 20-year-old man for his part in a multi-vehicle accident outside San Angelo that killed two people and injured two others.
The man was booked into jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, two counts of criminally negligent homicide, racing on highway causing serious bodily injury and accident involving injury.
A 21-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on U.S. 67, approximately 15 miles west of San Angelo. The accident occurred when the man drove off the side of the road and strike a truck from behind upon driving back into traffic. The 21-year-old man swerved to avoid the accident, but eventually ended up colliding with the truck. Other people injured in the accident were taken to local hospitals for the treatment of injuries.
As unfortunate as it may be, these types of drunk driving accidents occur throughout the state of Texas, as well as other states, on a regular basis. While it is hard to say if the accident would have been avoided had the man been sober, it is definitely something that has to be taken into consideration.
One bad decision by a negligent driver has led to the death of two people, as well as injuries suffered by others involved in the accident. With this in mind, victims may find themselves acting to recover compensation from the at-fault driver.
Source: Standard-Times, “Two killed, two injured in multivehicle crash” No author given, Jun. 08, 2014