April 12, 2013
The fiery car accident occurred on April 12th, 2013 in Houston, Texas after a drunk driver ran a red light. As if that was not bad enough, the drunk driver proceeded to interfere with the other driver’s call for help by throwing his cellphone into the fiery wreckage.
The vehicles were traveling westbound on Bellaire Boulevard and southbound on the West Sam Houston Parkway, respectively, when they collided at an intersection. According to accident reports, the inebriated driver ran a red light and struck the other driver’s vehicle. Both cars went up in flames. As the other driver took out his phone to call for emergency personnel, the drunk driver snatched his cellphone away and threw it into the fiery wreckage.
In addition to facing criminal charges, the man is now facing a civil suit where the driver of the other vehicle is seeking damages between $200,000 and $1 million for personal injuries.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a Massachusetts car accident, and would like to find out whether you have a viable legal claim for person injury damages or wrongful death damages.