San Antonio — 1 Adult, 2 Juveniles Seriously Injured in DUI Accident on Hot Wells Blvd.
Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 9:19 pm by Williams Hart
On Sunday, March 17, 2019, one adult and two juveniles were seriously injured in a DUI accident that happened in San Antonio, Texas.
According to preliminary investigation, Jaime Gomez Jr., 33, was partially traveling on the wrong side of Hot Wells Boulevard in a black Chrysler when he struck a white Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda Accord, 29-year-old Jaime Rico, sustained life-threatening injuries and was brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center. Rico had two juvenile passengers with him, and they also suffered serious injuries, but reports indicate that they were not life-threatening.
Gomez was also hospitalized, but after his release, he was charged with three counts of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury. He is now in jail with a $65,000 bail.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who have suffered the same fate. 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.
There are three common causes of car accidents, and these 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 drunken driving crashes, and in 2010, 10,228 people 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 (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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