Police say that a suspected drunk driver was traveling the wrong way on I-30 in Fort Worth when he crashed into several vehicles, injuring five people. Two of those injured were listed in critical condition.
The five-vehicle pileup happened at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the westbound side of I-30, near the Eastchase Parkway.
According to officials, 27-year-old David Eduardo Montufar Rojas was driving east in the westbound lanes of the interstate and collided with multiple vehicles. Traffic was shut down on I-30 at Eastchase through the early hours of the morning and has now reopened.
Five people were hospitalized following the crash, including two in critical condition.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan represents people who have been hit by drunk drivers, helping them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve through lawsuits and settlements. We've asked Brian to share some thoughts on the legal options available to those who have been injured by drunk drivers in Texas:
People who have been injured by drunk drivers have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against that driver, regardless of the state where the accident occurred. Texas is also one of several states which prohibit alcohol vendors (bars, clubs, restaurants, etc.) from serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated or underage customers. If an alcohol vendor does either of these things anyway and that customer causes an accident with injuries, the people injured may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against the vendor.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver, it's important to be aware of all of your legal options. You can learn more about personal injury and dram shop lawsuits by speaking to one of our experienced drunk driving accident victims lawyers in a free consultation.