The holidays are a time to get together with friends and family and do a bit of celebrating. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing this, and often drinks shared with others is a part of the festivities. Unfortunately, however, celebrations can turn to tragedy if someone decides to drink and drive.
This was the case for an accident that occurred on Mesa Drive on Sunday night. In an article appearing on the Chron.com website, Police indicated that a woman was allegedly intoxicated when she fatally struck a 59-year old unidentified man as he was crossing Mesa Drive.
Police have identified the driver as Maria Hernandez-Rosales, 55. A charge of driving while intoxicated were filed against Hernandez-Rosales on Monday, alleging that she struck and killed the man with her Nissan Rogue in the 9800 block Mesa Drive as he was crossing the road. Investigators say, however, he was not in the crosswalk when he attempted to cross the roadway.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead.
According to court records dating back to 2012, Hernandez-Rosales had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of DWI.
It’s a given that no one should ever attempt to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after they have been drinking. In spite of this sage advice that most of us have heard since our childhood, sometimes a person will decide to do it anyway. When they do, they not only are risking their own life but also the lives of those who are in the same vehicle, the people they share the road with, and innocent pedestrians as well.
If you or a loved one live in the Houston area and have been injured or suffered a loss due to the irresponsible actions of a drunk driver, give our law offices a call. If we determine that you do have a case, you could be eligible for compensation that can help pay for medical costs, long-term care, lost income, and other expenses that are related to or the result of your accident. Your consultation with our offices is completely confidential and without cost or obligation to you.