72-Year-Old Woman Killed While Walking on Sidewalk When Drunk Driver Loses Control of Vehicle

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On December 17, 2019, around 10:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was driving on Avondale Avenue in Dallas, Texas, when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road, and struck a 72-year-old woman who was standing on the sidewalk. The collision also knocked over a light pole.

The 72-year-old woman was immediately taken to the hospital, but was later pronounced dead as a result of the incident. The 30-year-old man has been arrested, and police have said they plan to charge him with intoxication manslaughter.

In the State of Texas, driving while drunk can lead to criminal penalties and civil liability. People who are injured by a drunk a driver are entitled to compensation for their injuries, and the families of people who are killed by a drunk driver may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved ones.

For over 68 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.

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