A woman has been left dead and the man responsible is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter after a crash in northwest Harris County early Friday morning. The crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Bammel N. Houston Road near Klienbrook drive. Investigators from the Sheriff’s office said in a statement that a man driving eastbound in a Honda Accord ran a red light and hit a Nissan Maxima. The driver of the Maxima, a woman, died at the scene of the crash. The man who was driving the Honda Accord was taken to a nearby hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. Sheriff’s deputies say that alcohol did play a role in the crash and that the driver of the Honda was DUI at the time of the accident. The district attorney’s office accepted criminal charges against the driver.
Neither the name of the victim or the driver who has been charged has been released. Driving under the influence of alcohol is never a good idea. Some of the worst accidents involve drinking and driving. Even if you only do it once, it is still considered a crime and can carry a very stiff sentence when you are caught. Any sentence for DUI will only worsen if happens that someone is seriously injured or even killed as the result of the irresponsible actions of a drunk driver. The most severe of these occurs when a person is killed in a DWI accident. When this happens it is referred to in the Texas legal system as intoxication manslaughter. The charge of intoxication manslaughter, this is an extremely serious crime and it is considered a second-degree felony. Intoxication manslaughter is punishable by the loss of license, a potential loss of insurance, along with a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of between 2 and 20 years. That is just the beginning. After a criminal case, often the survivors of those who have been killed in a DUI accident will file civil suit for damages and wrongful death. When that kind of nightmare happens, it’s one that a DUI driver can never fully escape once the damage is done. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver you need an experienced attorney on your side in the Houston area. . Our team of attorneys will help see that justice is served and that you and your loved ones are given compensation for your medical expenses, on-going long-term care costs, as well as for your pain and suffering. Give our offices a call so you can discuss the details of your case with one of our legal professionals. We will take the time to go over your case and outline all possible courses of action for you. We can also act as a liaison between you and the insurance companies and others who are involved in your situation. Call us today to discuss your options. Your initial consultation is free.