A man has been killed while his wife was sent to the hospital following a crash on the south side of the downtown area of Houston early Wednesday morning. According to the Houston Police Department, the fatal accident occurred around 1:00 a.m. on Pierce Street and Milam Street. Investigators say that the woman was driving a Mercedes sedan, while her husband was in the passenger seat when a pickup truck broadsided them at the intersection. The woman’s husband was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and the wife who was driving was sent to the hospital and is listed in serious condition. The driver of the pickup truck and two of passengers who were in the truck at the time of the crash were also sent to the hospital. Police believe the driver of the truck was DUI and as a result ran a red light and hit the Mercedes. Over the course of New Year’s celebrations across the city, the Houston Police Department reports that approximately a dozen crashes happened from midnight to 6 a.m. just inside of the city limits and many more reported in outlying areas. New Year’s Eve is the time to celebrate sending out the old year and ringing in the new. The temptation to drink and drive can be overwhelming. Like any other time of year however, drinking and driving is still dangerous and never a good idea. Many people are catastrophically injured, or worse, lose their lives as a result of motorists who drink and drive. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the irresponsible actions of another, give our offices a call. As a victim, you have rights and are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. When you call, we will match you with an attorney who will go over your case with you and outline options to move your personal injury or accident case forward. We have years of experience in the Houston and Texas legal system and we can help you. Call for a free consultation and legal analysis today.