DUI Causes Ambulance Flip
A man is now in jail on suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated. The driver was travelling Southbound on he ran a red light and crashed his Chevrolet Suburban into a Houston Fire Department Ambulance that was on the way back from a call at the time of the crash. According to a Houston Police Department report, the crash happened on Bellaire Boulevard at Cook Road around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The impact flipped the ambulance on to its side and the two paramedics on board the ambulance were sent to the hopsital and are listed in stable condition. The driver of the Suburban was taken into custody at the scene of the crash, while a six-month old infant who was in a car seat appeared to be uninjured. The relationship between the driver and the infant is unknown. Sgt. S. Sorge with Houston Police Department said, “It’s a felony DWI because there’s a child inside the vehicle, but because of the possible injuries it could also be upgraded.” Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the United States. You lessen your chances of getting into a major car accident by not drinking and driving. If you know you are going somewhere you will be consuming alcoholic beverages, be sure to have a designated driver. If this is not possible, then wait until you are completely sober again before getting back on the road. In the State of Texas, the legal blood alcohol level that anyone can have to operate a vehicle is 0.08% for holders of a standard driver’s license, and the legal limit is set at 0.04% for holders of a commercial driver’s license. DUI car accidents are different from other types of automobile accidents because they tend cause more serious injuries and even fatalities. A driver convicted of DUI can spend years in jail, face heavy fines and damages as well as loss of license and insurance coverage. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, having an experienced attorney on your side in the Houston area can make all of the difference. Your attorney can help you receive the compensation and see that justice is served. Give our offices a call with the details of your case. We will match you with an attorney who can help you and your loved ones seek justice. We are here to help you and your initial consultation is free.