Houston Drunk-Driving Crash
Three people were hospitalized after a possible drunk driving crash in Greenspoint early Sunday morning. The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on 100 block of Mill Stream Ln in northwest Houston.. The car was was heading eastbound on the access road when it crashed into a tree.
Responding officers say the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was heading southbound on Imperial Valley Dr. when they lost control and hit a tree before rolling over.
We’re told there were three people inside the car, two men and one woman. It’s unclear who was driving, but one of the men was in stable condition, while one of the other occupants suffered a head injury and the other was in serious, but stable condition.
The three people in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are currently investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. No charges have been filed at this time.
Houston Drunk Driver Crash Statistics
Drunk driving is a serious problem in Houston and throughout Texas.
Domingo Garcia is a leading Houston Personal Injury Lawyer who has a proven track record of success in representing victims of drunk driving accidents. My Houston accident lawyers have a deep understanding of the laws surrounding drunk driving accidents, and we know how to get you the compensation you deserve.
Drunk driving is a serious problem in Texas. In 2016, there were 1,438 traffic fatalities in Texas where a driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 or higher. That’s almost one out of every four traffic fatalities in the state.
Texas also leads the nation in drunk driving fatalities. In 2016, there were 10,646 people killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide, and 1,438 of those deaths were in Texas. Most of the drunk driving fatalities in Texas occur on weekends.
- In 2016, 64% of the drunk driving fatalities in Texas happened on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.
- The vast majority of drunk driving fatalities in Texas are male. In 2016, 82% of the drunk driving fatalities in Texas were male.
- The average BAC level of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Texas was .17 in 2016. That’s more than twice the legal limit of .08.
- People between the ages of 21 and 34 are the most likely to be involved in fatal drunk driving crashes in Texas. In 2016, 43% of the drunk driving fatalities in Texas were drivers in this age group.
If you, or your family has been hurt because of a drunk driver, call Domingo Garcia Law Office today for a free consultation, and you will quickly see why my Houston Law Office is the best choice to represent you in your drunk driving accident case.