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San Antonio, Texas - 6 Injured, Including 8-Year-Old, in Suspected Drunk Driving Head-On Collision

I-35 near I-37 exit in San Antonio
Published: March 17, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 14, 2020

6 People Hospitalized After Suspected DUI Crash on I-35 in San Antonio

Six people were injured, including an 8-year-old child, in what police believe was a drunk driving crash on I-35 in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Police say a suspected drunk driver caused a head-on collision on the East Side of the city on Tuesday. The 8-year-old was in the back seat of a Nissan Sentra driving southbound on I-35 near the I-37 exit at around 3 a.m. when a Chevy truck traveling the wrong way up the exit ramp crashed head-on into the Sentra.

All six passengers in the Sentra were sent to the hospital after the crash. Firefighters rescue all six from the vehicle, as they were trapped inside. Two adults and four children were hospitalized and officers believe some of the injuries may be life-altering. All are expected to survive.

The suspected drunk driver was also sent to the hospital. Their name has not been publicly released at this time.

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Filing a Lawsuit For a Drunk Driving Crash in Texas

Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan helps families recover the financial compensation they deserve after being injured by drunk drivers. Marc has some information to share regarding lawsuits for injuries caused by drunk drivers in Texas:

No one should be forced to deal with the devastating financial and personal difficulties of an injury caused by a drunk driver. When a drunk driver causes a crash and others are injured, those victims deserve financial support to deal with these difficulties. Fortunately, victims of drunk driving crashes often have grounds for a lawsuit to cover these damages.

Drunk drivers can be sued in personal injury lawsuits, but these are not always the only form of financial compensation available. In Texas and many other states, there are some situations in which an alcohol vendor can also be sued for serving a drunk driver before the crash. These alcohol vendor lawsuits are called dram shop claims.

According to dram shop laws in Texas, an alcohol vendor can be sued for injuries caused by a customer if:

  • alcohol was provided to a minor under age 18, or
  • to someone who was "obviously" intoxicated and posing "a clear danger" to the safety of self and the public, and
  • the intoxication of this customer was a foreseeable cause of injuries.

If you or a family member has been injured in a crash with a drunk driver, you can learn more about your options for financial compensation by contacting one of our experienced drunk driving crash injury lawyers for a free consultation.

Sources:

https://www.ktsa.com/wrong-way-driver-sends-family-of-six-to-the-hospital/

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/8-year-old-among-injured-in-head-on-crash-on-East-15136888.php

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