Earlier this week, two people were killed and a driver was arrested in a violent crash in Dallas. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Military Parkway and Jim Miller Road. The accident occurred when a man from Irving driving a Ford pickup truck ran a red light at an intersection and crashed into two other cars. The man, who was in the U.S. illegally and was drunk at the time of the accident, attempted to run from the scene. Two people in the other cars involved were killed, and an eight year old girl was critically injured.
Just last week, another drunk driver in Dallas who killed one person and critically injured another person was sentenced to 15 years in prison. This drunk driver may receive a longer sentence because two were killed and others were seriously injured.
Unfortunately, drunk driving is a very serious problem in Dallas. If you have been involved in an accident with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are steps you should take in order to protect your right to compensation. Get as much information you can at the scene if you aren’t seriously injured, including the driver’s name, contact information, insurance company and license plate number. Take pictures of the scene and get any contact information you can for any witnesses. You should also get a copy of the police report.
If you are in the Dallas area and have been injured in a crash by a drunk driver, call the Dallas automobile accident lawyers at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529. Our attorneys will work hard on your behalf to obtain justice for your accident.