Drunk Driving Claims Lives

Broken glassA major accident has left a 42-year-old man dead and his son in critical condition after their car and another vehicle had a head-on collision on Saturday night Montgomery County.   According to the Texas Department of Public safety officers who arrived on the scene at the 2600 block of FM 2978, the Magnolia Fire Department was already in the process of removing the victims from the vehicles involved in the crash. All three victims were airlifted in critical condition via two Life Flight helicopters. The first helicopter held the victims of the 2003 SUV, a 42-year-old Tomball man and his 15-year-old son. They were flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston. The man died upon arrival at the hospital.   The second helicopter transported 21-year-old driver of a 1997 Nissan, Piper Landon of The Woodlands to Memorial Hospital, who is also listed in critical condition.   According to Department of Public Safety Officer, Sgt. Terry Barnhill, the driver of the Subaru SUV was driving south on FM 2978 when the Nissan, travelling north was being driven by Landon crossed the center line and into the path of the Subaru, causing the head-on collision. According to Barnhill, it is believed that alcohol did play a part in the accident. Even the rumble strips that run along the center line on FM 2978 to alert drivers that they have crossed into the other lane were unable to prevent the crash.   There was a five hour investigation at the scene of the accident by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Vehicular Crimes Unit that attempted to reconstruct what happened at the time of the accident.   Drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the United States. One of the best ways to avoid a major accident is to not drink and drive. Be sure to have a designated driver if you know you are going to be consuming alcohol. Or if you are alone, then wait to drive at a time when you are completely sober. The legal Blood Alcohol Concentration or BAC limit is 0.08% for driving under the influence. For drivers who hold a commercial driver’s license, the National legal limit is set at 0.04%.   Drunk driving car accident cases are much different from just a regular car accident. They can cause more serious injuries and can land the negligent driver in jail for many years, If you or someone you love has been killed or injured by a drunk driver, you need a Houston drunk driving car accident lawyer to help you seek justice. An attorney can help ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries, any damages, losses or death. Our lawyers also know that cases involving drunk driving are not just about receiving financial compensation. You and your loved ones deserve justice and to see the drunk driver behind bars. Don’t delay. Give us a call to discuss your case with one of our attorneys today.

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