A tragic accident occurred in Conroe that killed one driver and injured another. The accident happened just after midnight on I-45 at the Highway 242 exit. A man driving a Toyota truck was attempting to take the exit when he hit some barrels near a concrete barrier, causing his truck to slip and slide before it stopped about 100 feet up the exit ramp.
The driver survived the rollover accident and was climbing out of the truck when another person driving a Toyota truck took the same exit. The second driver hit the first driver as he was trying to climb out of his truck, which pinned him under both trucks. First responders attempted to cut the victim out of the vehicles for two hours, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second truck was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The surviving driver is expected to face a charge of intoxication manslaughter.
Tragically, even with all of the laws designed to prevent drunk driving, along with education about the dangers of drunk driving, hundreds of deaths occur every day in the U.S. because of drunk drivers. Over a quarter of all automobile fatalities involve drunk drivers. When a drunk driver causes a Houston automobile accident, the victims or his or her loved ones should speak to an attorney. An attorney can help hold the driver fully accountable for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a Houston drunk driving accident, you should speak with an attorney. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.