If you're a regular reader of my blog, then I apologize if it seems repetitive, but trust me, as a personal injury attorney, I wish these alcohol-related auto accidents didn't happen at all. Yet again another drunk driver has caused a serious wreck on DFW roadways causing yet another innocent motorist to be seriously injured and creating yet another nightmare commute for other traffic. This collision happened shortly after 11pm on Sunday night on State Highway 121 in Grapevine. A drunk driver was driving the wrong way and crashed into another car.
Police report that a 61-year-old Plano woman was driving her Toyota sedan southbound when a Chevrolet SUV coming north in the southbound lane hit her head-on. The driver of the Chevrolet was a 29-year-old Denton man who has since been arrested for intoxication assault. Highway 121 was shut down into Monday morning as both drivers were pinned into their vehicles, necessitating rescue and both later flown to hospital by Careflite. The Chevy driver was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, where is reported to be in a stable condition. The driver of the Toyota is being treated at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and is still in critical condition.
Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed a rash of incredibly dangerous drink driving crashes. Getting behind the wheel after having a drink is never a good idea, but most of these incidents have involved drivers who are vastly intoxicated. If you see someone about to get in their car after having a drink, please stop them and ask them to reconsider. If it's a friend, or if you work in a bar – whoever it is – don't let them do it. Drunk driving is illegal and you could cost someone their life. It's never, ever worth it.
Mark Anderson has served the people of DFW as a personal injury and wrongful death lawyer for 20 years and has appeared on TV news as a recognized expert. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to someone else's negligence, please call for a free no obligation consultation on 800-354-MARK (6275).