The size of an average sport utility vehicle is much larger than many vehicles on the roads today. When these large vehicles are involved in a crash, they can cause extensive damage to other, smaller cars due to the unforgiving laws of physics. Add in the possibility of a driver consuming alcohol or another impairing substance, and the potential for a deadly SUV accident rises. Several people were recently injured in a crash right here in Texas that involved an SUV, and police have reason to suspect that the driver may have been impaired at the time of the incident.
Authorities say that the accident occurred in the late afternoon when a woman driving an SUV purportedly ran a red light and hit a truck. The impact of the crash caused the truck to be propelled across the intersection and to collide with another vehicle. Several the occupants in the vehicles received medical attention, and at this time, the injuries suffered are believed to be relatively minor. The driver of the SUV needed treatment and had to be taken to a local hospital.
Police had reason to believe that the SUV driver was intoxicated when the crash happened, though they have not said what led them to that suspicion. They took a sample of the driver’s blood and are awaiting results. No charges have been filed at this time and police have said they are still collecting victim statements before they complete their investigation.
The victims in this SUV accident were not severely injured, though the full thrust an injury often manifests itself in the days and weeks following an accident. If police determine that the SUV driver is at fault for this incident, the victims may decide to file a civil claim against her. A successfully litigated claim could result in monetary restitution that could be useful in covering any medical expenses, vehicle repairs or other costs that may have been incurred. Hopefully, these Texas families will soon be able to move on from this crash and focus on their futures.
Source: gosanangelo.com, “UPDATED: Two taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash”, , June 6, 2014