via cbsdfw.com- Police say a 53-year-old driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after striking a 22-year-old pedestrian on the side of the LBJ Freeway. The pedestrian died at the scene.
Officers responded to the crash on southbound LBJ just north of La Prada Drive around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say Rhonda Anderson, driving a Jeep, hit Clifton Curtis as he was standing next to the broken-down Pontiac he had been driving. The car was on the right-hand shoulder of the highway.
Police say Anderson drove the Jeep off the highway and around the Pontiac, side-swiping the passenger side of the vehicle and hitting the Dallas man.
The investigation revealed the Mesquite woman was intoxicated, according to the department.
Tragedies like the one described above happen all too often on North Texas roads. When something like this happens, where do you turn? How can your family ever recover?
Here at Guest and Gray, we know you have a lot of questions that need to be answered. But we are here to help with any and all legal questions you have regarding wrongful death and negligence claims. We have handled countless number of wrongful death and negligence cases. We have a strategy that works. It is important that you do not wait to file your claims because memory and evidence disappear and that makes it more difficult to prove your claims.
We know that often times drunk drivers are on their way home from the bar. In the state of Texas, bars can be held liable for sending their patrons out into public knowing they are intoxicated. The state of Texas provided liability to liquor licensees specifically because bars were sending patrons out into public knowing they were a danger to others. The state decided that the bar needed to take some responsibility for their actions.
If tragedy like this strikes your family, call Guest and Gray today! Scott Gray is a battle-tested personal injury attorney and will fight to get you the compensation your family needs, whether it is from the driver, a bar, or whoever has negligently allowed that person on the road and has now changed your family’s dynamic forever. Don’t let them get away with this, call today!
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