Pedestrian Killed by Intoxicated Driver in Montrose

Figure 1 – The speeding vehicle that fatally struck Joseph McMullin on April 19, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo credit:

In the early morning hours of April 19, 2023, a 33-year-old man lost his life when he was struck by an alleged intoxicated driver while walking on a sidewalk.

The horrific incident occurred just before 2:30 am outside of the Voodoo Doughnut shop near Westheimer Road and Montrose Boulevard.

According to the Houston Police Department, a woman in her 30’s was driving a Porsche going 100 miles per hour before the crash. The woman showed signs of impairment and is now facing charges of intoxication manslaughter.

Any number of parties may become liable in the aftermath of a fatal drunk driving accident due to the decision of another to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. This includes any business that served, sold, or provided alcohol under the Texas Dram Shop Act. The Texas Legislature mandates that this law is the “exclusive remedy” for establishing the liability of businesses for “the actions of their employees, customers, members, or guests who are or become intoxicated” and it is the exclusive cause of action for providing an alcoholic beverage to a person 18 years of age or older. Tex. Alco. Bev. Code Ann. § 2.03.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident involving a drunk driver, contact the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death. It is also important that you find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim.