Two residents of Forest Hill, Texas, were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday, November 1 when an alleged drunk driver struck their car in a residential area. The victims were identified as 76-year-old George Moon and 63-year-old Beverly Gayle Moon.
According to preliminary investigations, George Moon began feeling ill on Sunday morning and decided to go to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Moon’s 45-year-old niece, along with her adult daughter, went to Moon’s home in order to take Moon and his wife to the hospital.
Moon and his wife, who were backseat passengers in the car operated by the niece’s daughter, were killed when 23-year-old Florida resident Jose Salinas-Gomez hit their car in a sport utility vehicle. Salinas-Gomez now faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
Police authorities reported that 26-year-old Armando Rodriguez crashed his truck into a parked patrol car last Monday, March 23 along Interstate 35W at Golden Triangle Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rodriguez’s truck overturned and rested squarely on top of the police cruiser, damaging it extensively. Fortunately, the police cruiser was unoccupied when the accident happened. The patrol car was then forced into a nearby fire truck, injuring three firefighters. The firefighters were brought to Harris Methodist Hospital to treat their neck and back pains.
Rodriguez was thereafter taken into police custody for traffic safety violations which included failure to vacate a lane and failure to control speed to avoid collision. Police suspect that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident and are awaiting the results of a blood test.
Our dedicated attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth have the legal proficiency, the technical skills, and the commitment needed to effectively handle personal injury cases such as motor vehicle accidents. Call our offices today at 817-338-0303 to set up an appointment.
Twenty-two-year-old Maranda Abshire, two-year-old Cruz Dominguez, and five-year-old Christopher Dominguez instantly died when they were hit by a truck driven by 53-year-old Ricardo Martinez of Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News reported on March 9.
Martinez was driving the wrong way down U.S. Highway 67 near County Road 810 and Baker Lane when the accident occurred.
Alvarado police said they arrested Martinez on charges of three counts of murder and one count of intoxicated assault. They said Martinez’s blood alcohol content amounted to .240 three hours after the accident; this is three times the state’s legal limit.
Martinez, who was taken into custody, already has convictions for driving while intoxicated in both Denton and Tarrant counties.
The Fort Worth attorneys of the Woodson Law Firm understand that you are likely suffering in the wake of a drunk driving accident–especially if you or a loved one has been injured or even killed. The challenges in this situation are great, but our legal team may work on your behalf to hold the intoxicated driver fully accountable in court. Call our offices at (817) 338-0303 today to learn more.