A two-car crash in east Houston killed one female driver on January 28, 2019.
According to ABC-13, this crash happened just south of I-10 on McCarty at Market Street. At around 12:30AM, one male driver allegedly sped through a blinking red light and hit another vehicle in the intersection.
First-responders say the female driver in the vehicle that was hit died on impact. The male driver is expected to survive his injuries.
Police are still investigating the cause of this crash, but they believe DUI might have been to blame. Anyone with further information on this crash should call the Houston Tips Line at (713) 222-TIPS.
Shocking DUI Crash Stats
Believe it or not, there are about 28 deadly DUI crashes daily in the USA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that just under 30 percent of all crash fatalities can be attributed to alcohol-induced DUI.
Even more shocking, the CDC discovered that most DUI offenders drove 80 times under the influence of alcohol before their first arrest. Unsurprisingly, DUIs are far more likely on weekends versus weekdays.
Now that marijuana is becoming legalized in many states, police units have noted an uptick in cannabis-related DUIs. Figures from the CDC suggest about 16 percent of DUI crashes are due to substances other than alcohol, which includes medical marijuana, illegal drugs, and prescription medications.
Involved in A DUI? Call The Law Offices of Heriberto Ramos & Associates
We can put all of the best preventative measures in place, but the truth is we never know when we’ll share the road with a negligent driver. Anyone who’s been injured in a car wreck while traveling through Houston must give the Law Offices of Heriberto Ramos & Associates a call ASAP.
Our lawyers have years of experience dealing with DUI accidents as well as other personal injury claims. Never hesitate to contact our professional team for a free and confidential consultation call if you need legal assistance.
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