Early this week, a 19-year-old woman was killed in a car crash after a drunk driver ran a red light. The two-vehicle crash happened on the Westside, by Culebra and Micron Drive, early Monday morning. According to police, 28-year-old Erick Casas ran a red light, crashing into Jasmine Goudeau. Miss. Goudeau was taken to University hospital for her injuries, where she later died. Erick was determined to be intoxicated at the scene and was arrested. He has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter.
How to Prevent Becoming a Victim of a DUI
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot we can do to stop drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. However, there are steps we can take to help protect ourselves from them. The first important tip is to always remember to buckle your seatbelt. Your seatbelt has a proven record of protecting drivers in collisions and greatly reduces your chances of getting a serious injury if you end up in an accident. Next, always be sure to keep a safe following distance and be careful around intersections. The extra reaction time you give yourself could prevent you from getting into an accident with a drunk driver.
Hit by a Drunk Driver?
Getting hit by a drunk driver can be scary. After seeking medical attention, you need an attorney that can help you get the compensation you deserve. Villarreal & Begum have experience fighting for the victims of drunk drivers. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, call the Texas Law Guns at our office or contact us online. We are here day and night to help you. Remember, the consultation is always free