According to police, three people were killed after a drunk driver hit their vehicles on the frontage road of State Highway 360. The victims of the collision were 28-year-olds Justin Dikes, and a pregnant Alexius Mills. Justin Dikes had pulled over on the frontage road of Highway 360 after noticing he had a flat tire. Alexius Mills had arrived to help Dikes when Adan Garcia, 31, hit their vehicles and fled the scene. When first responders arrived on the scene, they found three damaged vehicles, and pronounced Justin Dikes deceased. Doctors were able to deliver Mills’s baby at a local hospital but, unfortunately, both mother and baby passed away from their injuries. Garcia was found in Mansfield and charged with three counts of Intoxicated Manslaughter, as well as three counts of Failure to Stop and Render Aid.
Alcohol Related Collisions
Unfortunately, about 30% of us will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in our lives. Drinking and driving kills about 28 people every day in the United States. An alcohol related crash can be debilitating, if not fatal. To no-fault of their own, an individual’s well-being is at stake when another motorist decides to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking.
Steps After an Alcohol Related Crash
The first step to take after any car accident is to seek medical attention. Take care of your own health before worrying about anything else. What may seem to be a minor DWI crash could turn out to be more serious since it is common for soft tissue injuries take time to make themselves known.
Contacting the police is another important step to take. It is important to note that a collision does not have to occur either for anyone to report a drunk driver. However, if you are in a collision with a driver under the influence of alcohol, it is important to explain every detail to the police before, during, and after the crash.
It is also wise to speak to any witnesses, and have them give their account of the situation to the police. Scout the area for any public and private properties nearby that may have surveillance cameras, as well.
Common Injuries After an Alcohol Related Crash
Alcohol related crashes are 100% avoidable if the motorist and business serving them were to follow the law. Oftentimes, these collisions cause serious or life-changing injuries that impact the lives of the victims and their families far into the future. Some common injuries sustained by drunk driving accident victims are:
- Lacerations and cuts
- Severe burns
- Airbag injuries
- Bone fractures or breaks
- Damage to ligaments
- Organ damage
- Head and neck injuries, which are common in a rear-end collisions
- Back and spine injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Disfigurement or amputation
Have you or someone you love been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver? Have you lost the life of a family member due to someone else’s drinking and driving?
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