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Dallas, Texas - Placida Hernandez-Ramirez Tragically Killed, Another Woman Injured in Suspected DWI Crash

North Central Expressway in Dallas
Published: February 26, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 14, 2020

Man Charged with DWI After Fatal Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured on North Central Expressway

A suspected drunk driving crash involving three vehicles resulted in the tragic death of one woman and injuries to another on the North Central Expressway in Dallas early Sunday morning.

Police said that at roughly 4:35 a.m. on February 23, 57-year-old Placida Hernandez-Ramirez was driving northbound on the 11800 block of the expressway when she took the Coit Road Exit and saw a crashed vehicle.

She slowed down upon seeing this vehicle and was rear-ended by another vehicle. This collision sent her car across the main lanes of the expressway. Hernandez-Ramirez and the other driver left their vehicles to exchange information when a 27-year-old woman crashed into Hernandez-Ramirez's vehicle while she was standing outside of the driver's side door.

Hernandez-Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman who struck her vehicle was hospitalized at Medical City Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver who rear-ended Hernandez-Ramirez, a 28-year-old man, was arrested at the scene for DWI. His name has not yet been released.

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Legal Options For Drunk Driving Crash Victims and Their Families in Texas

Attorney contributor Anjali Nigam represents drunk driving crash victims and their families, helping them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve for the damages they've suffered. Here are some thoughts from Anjali on the legal rights of DWI crash victims and their families in Texas:

When a family loses a loved one in a drunk driving crash, it's important that the family is aware of their legal rights. Along with the unimaginable grief, these families also often struggle with financial difficulties. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, Texas DWI crash victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the drunk driver as well as an alcohol vendor who served that driver.

Lawsuits against alcohol vendors for drunk driving crashes are called dram shop claims. According to dram shop laws in Texas, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by a customer if:

  • alcohol was provided to a minor under 18 years old, or
  • alcohol was provided to someone who was "obviously" intoxicated and posing a "clear danger" to the safety of others and self, and
  • the customer's intoxication was a foreseeable cause of injuries suffered.

If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed after getting hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights by contacting our experienced drunk driving crash victims lawyers for a free consultation.


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