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Houston, Texas - 1 Killed, Several Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash on Southwest Freeway

Southwest Freeway near Beechnut Street
Published: June 26, 2020
By: Paul
Last Updated on December 14, 2020

2 Crashes Leave 1 Dead, Several Injured on Southwest Freeway

Attorney Analysis: Lawyer Marc Lenahan will discuss your legal options after being hit by a drunk driver in the second part of this article.

Two crashes involving a suspected drunk driver left one person dead and several others injured last Saturday, June 20.

According to Houston police, the crash started as a minor fender bender in the middle lane of the Southwest Freeway near Beechnut Street in Houston at around 2:30 a.m. The two vehicles in the initial crash were Mustang and a white Expedition.

Both drivers stayed in the middle of the freeway and exchanged information. During this period, a Nissan Altima drove up from behind and collided with both vehicles.

A passenger in the Altima died at the scene, while the driver and a second passenger were hospitalized.

The Mustang caught on fire during the crash.

Police believe both the Mustang driver and Altima driver were under the influence of alcohol. The Mustang driver was charged with DWI.

The group in the Altima had just left a downtown nightclub where they were celebrated someone's 20th birthday. It is not clear if the driver and passengers were also underage. Police plan to investigate at the nightclub.

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Legal Options For DWI Crash Victims and Their Families in Texas

Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan represents drunk driving crash victims and their families and helps them get the financial compensation they deserve. Marc has some information to share on the legal options available to these victims and families:

When a drunk driver causes a crash and other people are injured or killed, those involved and the families of fatal crash victims deserve justice. These victims often struggle with financial and personal difficulties and deserve financial compensation when their injuries were caused by the negligence of a drunk driver.

People who have been injured by drunk drivers can sue the drivers who injured them, but this isn't always the only type of lawsuit available. In some cases, those injured can also file a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who provided alcohol to the drunk driver. These are called dram shop lawsuits.

In order to file a dram shop lawsuit in Texas, you must establish that the vendor provided alcohol to someone who was either underage or visibly intoxicated at the time they were served.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with our experienced DWI crash injury lawyers.


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