While a fender bender is a relatively minor situation, it can still be a stressful situation for those involved. Many people are unsure of what to do — should they remove their vehicle from the lanes of traffic or leave their vehicles in the spot where the accident occurred? Unfortunately, one person was recently killed and two others suspected of DWI following a motor vehicle crash in Texas; the fatal crash was reportedly preceded by a fender bender.
Police say that the fatal accident was sparked by a minor incident that happened during the early morning hours of a day in June. According to reports, a sports car and sports utility vehicle were involved in a minor accident on a Texas freeway. Police say that both of the drivers involved left their vehicles in the middle lane while they exchanged information.
Unfortunately, a sedan is said to have struck both the SUV and sports car, causing the latter to burst into flames. A passenger in the sedan is said to have died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. Two other people in the sedan, including the driver, were transported to the hospital for treatment.
The sports car driver was taken into custody, charged with DWI. Police believe that the driver of the sedan was also intoxicated at the time of the Texas collision. Despite these reports, it is unclear what evidence supports these accusations. The loss of a life is always a tragedy, and the desire for justice is understandable. However, there must be evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt for someone to be convicted of a crime. Because of the complicated nature of the criminal justice system, those facing criminal charges want an aggressive representative fighting on their behalf who can help them respond to the accusations against them.