Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 26 , 2012 – Not once, but twice, a DUI driver hit two vehicles, and killed a 24-year-old woman.
“When you read about the facts of this case, you will be stunned by the behavior of the allegedly drunken driver, or perhaps you will not, if you understand that drinking and driving do ‘not’ mix,” remarked Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “A hit-and-run driver slammed into a car on the highway and fled the scene, only to collide head-on with another vehicle a short time later. The woman in that car died.”
The 32-year-old driver ended up in the hospital as a result of his injuries, and faces charges relating to the young woman’s death and the first accident. The police report indicated he was behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee that first careened into a car on the highway. Instead of stopping, he sped away. Three miles later, he rammed, head-on, into another car, a Saturn.
Eyewitness reports indicated the man crossed over the center line into the path of the Saturn, being driven by the young woman who died. The woman was alive when the first responders got to the scene, and taken to the hospital. She did not survive her injuries.
“As it turns out, the 32-year-old man is wanted in another state, and faces charges of homicide while driving drunk, speeding and failing to stay in marked lanes, and driving to endanger. This never should have happened, and but for the fact that the man seems to have been drunk, a young woman lost her life for no reason. It’s tough to tell a family that someone who values alcohol more than life caused the death of a loved one,” Lee said.
“If you have been involved in an accident with a drunken driver, call my office. You need to know what your rights are, how to file a lawsuit and what damages you may seek. I can help you,” stated Lee.
Lee, Gober and Reyna
11824 Jollyville Road, Suite 302
Austin, Texas 78759