Houston — Little Girl Killed in DUI Accident Is Now Buried
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 5:58 am
On Saturday, February 9, 2019, the body of the little girl who died in a DUI crash last month was buried.
On January 20, 2019, Israel Lugo, 34, was intoxicated when he allegedly ran the red light at the intersection of Harrisburg Boulevard and 75th Street, and as a result, he crashed into a black Cadillac. Inside the Cadillac were Mayra Medina, her sister, and two of her children.
One of the children, the 5-year-old girl, was initially on life support, suffering from critical injuries, but eventually, she was rendered brain dead. Her heart, liver, and lungs were then used in transplants for young organ recipients receiving treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital.
The young girl was then buried on Saturday, and her family decided to celebrate her life instead, asking the mourners not to wear anything black.
It is unfortunate to hear about the death of the young girl. Alas, she is not the first victim 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 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 Houston 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 (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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