Galveston — Wrecker Driver Killed in DUI Crash on Interstate 45
Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 8:14 pm by Williams Hart
At around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, a wrecker driver was killed after he was struck by a car near the feeder road of Interstate 45 south near Teichman Road in Galveston, Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a trooper pulled over a speeding vehicle on the road near the Galveston County Daily News. The trooper was searching for the vehicle when a white SUV, driven by 52-year-old Dianna Hoyler, swerved off the road, slammed into the trooper’s vehicle, and struck the wrecker driver, Gary DuBose, who was just standing nearby. DuBose was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hoyler was hospitalized and will be charged for intoxication manslaughter and having controlled substances in her possession.
The driver in the vehicle that was struck was also injured and brought to the UTMB Health for treatment.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Gary DuBose. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
The three common causes of car accidents are speeding, driving while distracted, and DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol). DUI, in particular, is quite appalling. The NHTSA reports that about 28 people die every day because of drunk-driving crashes, and in 2010, 10,228 died in DUI accidents while about 345,000 were injured. All these numbers paint a terrible picture indeed.
Car accidents, especially the DUI ones, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/DUI accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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