Dallas Area Car Accident Leads To Intoxication Assault Charges
April 25. 2012 16:00 by
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landed two female passengers in the hospital and the driver of the car in jail. The car accident happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. in North Richland Hills when the driver of a speeding car lost control, which resulted in the car going airborne across the service road and landing in a hotel parking lot. The two female passengers were ejected from the car and taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. It is believed that the driver of the car, Frederick Douglas, was intoxicated at the time of the accident, and as such, he was arrested and charged with two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle. Police investigation of the car accident shut down traffic in the area until 7 a.m.
Simply because you voluntarily get into a car as a passenger doesn’t mean you relinquish your rights against the driver when his negligent acts cause a car accident. If you were a passenger involved in a single car accident, call the
Dallas car accident attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930 to discuss your rights.
Intoxicated Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Fort Worth Car Accident
November 29. 2011 10:57 by
Twenty-five year old Brittany Burton’s decision to drink and drive lead to the death of another driver this past Saturday. Investigating officers have determined that Ms. Burton entered Interstate 35 near Rosedale Street heading the wrong way on the highway. An officer witnessed her driving the wrong way and tried to get her attention, but Ms. Burton failed to stop. Minho Park had to swerve in an effort to avoid a car accident with Ms. Burton, which resulted in him wrecking with second car. As Mr. Park stood on the shoulder with the driver of the car he wrecked with evaluating the damage to their cars, a van struck and killed the second driver, narrowly missing Mr. Park. Brittany Burton was stopped further down the interstate, where it was determined that she was intoxicated. She has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter and endangering her 6 month old child who was in the car with her at the time.
Although Ms. Burton’s car did not directly strike the deceased, there is no doubt that her actions were the cause of this fatal Fort Worth car accident. Her decision to drink and drive endangered not only the lives of those on the roadway, but also the life of her 6 month old child. Ms. Burton needs to be held accountable for her negligent and reckless actions that resulted in a horrible and completely avoidable tragedy.
Family Gets $6.5 Million Verdict Against Drunk Driver
November 18. 2011 16:53 by
A $6.5 million judgment was entered against a Houston man that killed a 13 year old pedestrian in a drunk driving car accident. The fatal drunk driving accident happened in December 2008, when John Winne, first drove into the back of a school bus then proceeded to run over you Nicole Lalime as she walked off the bus. An on board video captured the horrific pedestrian accident. John Winne was sentence sentenced to 30 years in prison for this accident.
While no judgment can undo the horrible acts of John Winne, it is important that drunk drivers be held criminally and civilly responsible for the harm they cause. At Wilson Trosclair & Lovins, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of people victimized drunk driving accidents. Call us today at 214-484-1930. .
Austin No Refusal Weekend Results in Fifty-Nine Drunk Driving Arrests
November 1. 2011 12:25 by
In anticipation of a busy holiday weekend, the City of Austin implemented a no refusal weekend for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. During no refusal weekends, warrants to draw blood are issued for all drivers suspected of
. In all, officers arrested 59 people for drunk driving, with 12 people being arrested on Halloween night. With the biggest risk to kids on Halloween being cars rather than tainted candy, keeping drunk drivers off the road goes a long way to reducing the potential of
on Halloween weekend. Fewer drunk drivers on the roads means fewer car accidents and safer streets for pedestrians enjoying the holiday weekend.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, the
Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins are ready to help protect your rights. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Fatal Drunk Driving Car Accident In Grand Prairie
August 15. 2011 11:01 by
Taja Daweese of Arlington, TX is facing intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault charges after a late night
on Interstate 20 in
Grand Prairie, TX
. Initial investigations indicate that Ms. Daweese was traveling westbound when she lost control of her car and struck a crash barrier, disabling the car in the main lanes of traffic. As Ms. Daweese and her passenger, Michael Garza, escaped the wrecked car, it was struck by an SUV. The crash caused the wrecked car to strike and kill Mr. Garza. The driver of the SUV also sustained serious injuries in the car wreck. Ms. Daweese was arrested at the scene of the accident because it was determined that she was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Despite the efforts of MAAD and other groups, drunk driving continues to be a problem on our highways. This is another example of a traffic death that could have been avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a drunk driver, call the
car wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Early Morning Trucking Accident in Arlington Shuts Down Interstate 20
August 11. 2011 11:11 by
shut down parts of Interstate 20 this morning. The cause of the accident was an all too familiar one- a wrong way driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The trucking accident happened early this morning when the wrong way driver sideswiped one car before crashing into an 18-Wheeler. The 18- Wheeler jackknifed, resulting in a fuel spill. The wrong way driver is in guarded condition at
John Peter Smith Hospital
, while the truck driver and the driver of the third car are okay. Click on the video below to learn more about this story.
If you have been involved in an trucking accident, you need experienced trucking accident attorneys to investigate your claims and protect your rights. Call the
Dallas and Austin Trucking attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at
Another Wrong Way Accident Involving An 18 Wheeler On Dallas Roadways
August 7. 2011 13:56 by
What continues to be an all too common occurrence in Dallas, another wrong way driver caused a severe
in Dallas. This time the accident occurred on eastbound Interstate 30 in
2nd Street and Peak Street
. The wrong way driver- a 25 year old female form Mansfield- crashed her car into an oncoming
. The wrong way driver is in critical condition. The big rig also crashed, spreading fuel across the interstate. As is often the case, the wrong way driver was driving while intoxicated. In fact, the wrong way driver had a history of
. Click on the video below for more information.
Wrong way drivers are just one of the many causes of tragic accidents on Texas roadways. If you have been involved in an accident, call the
Austin and Dallas car wreck attorneys
today at 214-484-1930.
NTTA Taking Steps To Reduce Wrong Way Car Wrecks On Tollways
July 15. 2011 10:25 by
Since 2006, there have been thirty wrong way car wrecks and five fatalities on toll roads in North Texas. Not surprisingly, all of these accidents involved drunk driving. In an effort to reduce the number of wrong way crashes, NTTA will lower the “Wrong Way” and “Do Not Enter” signs on tollways. While this may seem like an insignificant step, research indicates that this simple change can make a big difference in reducing car wrecks. Studies show that drunk drivers have a lower field of focus when they are driving, and they are less likely to see signs above their focus area. Thus, by lowering the signs from seven feet from the ground to two feet, these signs should be more visible to impaired drivers and hopefully reduce the number of tragic events on North Texas roadways. For more on this story, click the below video.
If you or your loved one has been injured a car wreck due to a drunk driver, call the Dallas car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair and Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Dallas Man Severely Injured By Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving
June 5. 2011 13:39 by
A Dallas man sustained a serious head injury after he was struck by a driver suspected of drunk driving. The car wreck occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Jose Castaneda’s car had a flat, and he was pushing his car when another car driven by Stefanie Pruitt, of Mesquite, Texas, struck the disabled car, throwing Mr. Castaneda 100 feet from the point of impact. Witnesses that stopped to assist Mr. Castaneda push his car told police officers that Ms. Pruitt was speeding and driving erratically immediately prior to the car accident. Witnesses do not believe Ms. Pruitt applied her brakes before the impact. Ms. Pruitt told police that she was unsure of what happened and stated that she had one beer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck due to a drunk driver, call the Dallas car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins, PLLC today at 214-484-1930.
Police Officers Increase Efforts To Stop Drunk Driving
December 31. 2010 15:10 by
In an effort to combat drunk driving, Dallas Police Officers and the Texas Highway Patrol will have additional patrols on the road this New Year's Eve, especially in high risk areas. Officers will also be participating in a "no refusal" initiative, requiring suspected drunk drivers to submit to blood samples if the driver refuses to take traditional sobriety tests. San Antonio intends to take this enforcement a step further by implementing "no refusal" intiatives every weekend on a year round basis. These efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road are not without controversy. DUI defense attorneys believe "no refusal" initiatives can actually complicate efforts to prosecute drunk drivers because taking someone's blood involuntarily can result in motions to surpess based on improper search warrants, thereby keeping evidence gained from the blood tests out of the courtroom. To read more, click