Unfortunately, two people were killed in a head-on accident on East Parmer Lane in Austin on May 10 due to the alleged actions of a drunk driver.
According to KXAN-TV, the crash happened when a 30-year-old Austin man with a blood alcohol content level of .20 drove an Oldsmobile westbound on the eastbound lanes of Parmer at around 3:30 a.m. The man reportedly drove his vehicle head-on into the path of a Toyota Prius, killing the driver of that vehicle, a 23-year-old-woman, at the scene of the accident.
A few days after the crash, a passenger in the Oldsmobile also died at the hospital. The driver of the Oldsmobile was also injured and was charged at the hospital with one count of intoxication manslaughter, two counts of intoxication assault, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of manslaughter, according to KXAN-TV.
Head-On Accidents Are Often Fatal
As we reported in this January blog, in 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation reported that 523 people were killed in head-on collisions. These accidents are often the result of speeding, drunk driving, distractions, fatigue or medical emergencies. Of all fatal vehicle accidents, each year, about 10 percent nationally are of the head-on variety.
As the case above indicates, these accidents are often avoidable. It is sad that innocent victims are being killed due to the poor decisions or negligence of other drivers. If you have been hurt or your loved one has been killed in a head-on collision, speak to an attorney about your legal rights.
Head-on accidents are often violent—in addition to medical bills relating to someone’s death, injury victims often face astounding costs for rehabilitative treatment. Make sure an attorney investigates your case and secures compensation that helps you recover following an accident.
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