On January 30, a driver was arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI) after fatally striking a pedestrian on the Northwest Side of San Antonio, according to KSAT News. The incident took place in the early morning at 2:18 AM on the 3600 block of Northwest Loop 410, in an area where pedestrians are prohibited from crossing. As reported by KSAT News, the driver of the gray Dodge Charger remained at the scene until the authorities arrived but were arrested when they showed signs of intoxication. They also reported that the pedestrian who was killed at the scene has not yet been identified.
Drunk driving is entirely preventable and irresponsible, yet it affects thousands of Texans every year. Txdot.gov reported that 963 people were killed, and 2,114 suffered serious injuries due to DWI or DUI in 2020 alone. According to the center for disease control and prevention (CDC), DUIs account for 28% of all traffic fatalities in the United States and 17% (214) of all traffic-related deaths of those ages 0 to 14 years. This should not be. There are many ways to avoid driving while intoxicated or driving under influence in 2022, including public transportation, hiring a taxi or a rideshare service, or simply having a designated driver. At the Carabin Shaw Law Firm, we encourage everyone to drive responsibly and keep their community safe.
Have you been injured in a DUI Accident in San Antonio, Texas?
Have you or someone you love suffered from a severe personal injury or tragic loss of life due to a DUI in Texas? Obtaining expert legal counsel is an essential first step to protecting your rights. The legal team at Carabin Shaw has nearly 30 years of experience and the resources needed to help you through the legal complexities of personal injury law. Our team handles various cases, including, but not limited to, slip and fall, auto accidents, pedestrians, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Don’t wait! The statute of limitations varies from case to case, so it is vital that you contact the Carabin Shaw law firm as soon as possible. Not sure if you have a case? Our law office offers free initial consultations, so there is no risk to you. Call the law firm of Carabin Shaw today at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys.
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