Police arrested 30-year-old Graham Sinclair on suspicion of drunk driving following a fatal accident on the Dallas North Tollway in the early hours of Friday, February 15. The victim was helping another driver on the side of the road when he was struck.
Texas Department of Public Safety officers responded to the scene on the tollway near Forest Lane at around 2:30 a.m.
Investigators determined that a Jeep Wrangler was traveling north on the tollway when the driver lost control and struck a concrete barrier. The vehicle became disabled in the right lane. The driver of a black Nissan then stopped to help the driver of the Jeep. Two people left the Nissan to give assistance.
According to the authorities, a white Subaru being driven by Graham Sinclair was traveling in the right lane and failed to move to avoid the Jeep, crashing into the vehicle. Both vehicles caught fire. One of the men from the Nissan was killed in the crash. The other suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized. The driver of the Jeep also went to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Sinclair was not seriously injured. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan represents drunk driving accident victims and their families, helping them recover the full financial compensation they're entitled to for the damages they've suffered. Here is some insight from Marc on the options for financial compensation these victims and families have in Texas:
Drunk driving accidents can cause devastating damage, leaving victims with serious injuries and often resulting in death. These victims and the families of those killed in drunk driving crashes deserve financial compensation for the damages they suffered, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Many of these victims file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Texas and many other states also allow DWI accident victims to file dram shop lawsuits against alcohol vendors who served the person who caused the accident, under certain conditions.
According to Texas' dram shop laws, alcohol vendors can be held liable for alcohol-related accidents under the following circumstances: