» Alcohol Suspected As Cause Of Deadly San Antonio Car Wreck Indicates Austin Injury Lawyer Lee

Alcohol Suspected As Cause Of Deadly San Antonio Car Wreck Indicates Austin Injury Lawyer Lee

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2013 – One man died and two others were seriously injured in a recent Sunday collision that involved an alleged drunk driver.

“This incident was quite horrendous, with three passengers in a car with an allegedly drunk driver, ending up in an unbeliveabely devastating wreck. From police reports, it appears the 22-year-old driver was travelling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree. Two of the three passengers in the vehicle were in serious condition and were transported to hospital. The third man in the car was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin injury lawyer with Lee, Gober & Reyna.

Eyewitnesses on the scene indicated the car smelled of beer and that there was a box of Bud Light in the vehicle. During a police investigation of the car, officers found two bags of some substance that was leafy and green and an unlabelled medicine bottle with a variety of pills in it. It was not clear at the scene if the green, leafy substance was marijuana or something else, and the pills would need to be analyzed in order to determine what they were and if they were narcotics.

“Was the driver drinking? Under the influence of alcohol and drugs? It’s likely, given the evidence found at the scene. However, as with any accident, all the facts may not be available until a much later stage in the investigation. It’s hard to assume right off the bat that the driver had been smoking up or popping pills, until a blood sample is taken. Having said that, it’s highly likely the driver was under the influence of something, or he would not have lost control of his car ---- unless there were a mechanical defect ---- another issue the police will deal with during their investigation,” added Lee.

Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Smoking up or popping pills and driving is never a good idea. Texting and driving is just as deadly as drunk driving and under the influence of substance driving. “Think about others before you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that could kill someone else because you are too out of it to drive. It could save a life, yours included” Lee pointed out.

Lee, Gober & Reyna
11940 Jollyville Road #220-S
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: 512.478.8080

  • Young drivers have more accidents due to risky driving behavior
    Younger drivers, who do not have a lot of driving experience, exhibit more risky driving behavior than older, experienced drivers. Inexperience and distracted driving together cause accident rates to escalate exponentially. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for those 16 to 19-years-old. Mobile technology has many advantages if used properly, but it causes major distractions for drivers who need to be concentrating on the road and not on the screen of their smartphone. Anything that takes a driver’s attention and focus off the road can lead to an accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
  • Are billboards a driving distraction?
    Those who sell digital signboard space want more roadside billboards to capture the attention of drivers. Those who have seen drivers get into accidents as a result of distracted sign watching disagree. Digital billboard proponents say the signboards need to be plentiful in the largest cities in Texas because they attract more customers for local businesses. However, law enforcement, who see many accidents resulting from distracted driving due to looking at billboards, disagree with adding more to the cityscape. While there are billboards in some Texas cities, digital sign distractions are banned in Austin, Houston and Fort Worth. San Antonio […]
  • Are smartphone makers doing enough to prevent fatal accidents?
    With the technology growth in the development of personal devices, an interesting question arises. Are smartphone makers doing enough to prevent fatal accidents? Just recently a lawsuit was launched against Apple after a fatal collision in which one of the drivers was texting while driving. The lawsuit questions Apple’s liability in such accidents. It will be up to the court to decide whether or not cellphone makers are doing enough to prevent drivers from being distracted by notifications, calls, texts and whether they are liable in whole or in part for the accident. Legal pundits suggest Apple would likely not […]
  • Man involved in a head-on crash seeks to be hidden by store clerks
    The head-on crash in this story happened in an intersection in eastern Montgomery County. The wreck involved a 56-year-old man and a teenager. The teen managed to make it out of the crash unscathed, but the man left the scene. He ran to a gas station across the street, where he begged the store clerks to hide him. It was revealed later that the man had a blood alcohol content of .184, twice the legal limit. As it subsequently turned out, this particular felony crash was the man’s ninth DWI conviction. He received a life sentence to prevent him from […]
  • Lawsuit alleges trucker drove recklessly
    According to the statement of claim in this lawsuit, a Longview couple were left badly injured when a trucker, employed by a bottled water supply company, crashed into their vehicle. The suit alleges the company negligently entrusted a delivery truck to a reckless employee. It is further alleged the trucker was texting while driving, did not apply his brakes in a timely manner, was tailgating and did not maintain proper control of his truck. The accident happened in 2014 when the truck collided with the couples’ vehicle causing them to sustain severe physical and mental pain, loss of consortium and […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required