I-35 in Kyle, Texas, was the recent scene of a deadly crash caused by a wrong-way driver. Death paid a call to four individuals in a van. Those killed were Canadians — the driver of the vehicle, a father, mother and their 16-month-old son.
Rene Molinares was driving erratically on the highway and prompted several drivers to call 911. Police were dispatched, but they were not able to get there in time to stop him. The 22-year-old had already collided with a truck and a van. Emergency first responders knew when they got to the scene that there would be several fatalities.
Amazingly, two young girls, ages 3 and 6, walked away from the accident after firefighters worked to pry the van apart to get the dead out. This accident was the third in the area in a short time frame. Molinares was taken to hospital in critical condition. Police ordered a blood search warrant to find out whether or not he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
If alcohol was to blame for the accident, Molinares may face four counts of intoxication manslaughter.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says there is no excuse for drinking and driving. There are many other options drinking drivers have to get to where they want to go instead of taking the chance of seriously injuring or killing someone. Needless deaths, such as the ones in this accident, are preventable.
Drinking and driving is preventable as well. However, it takes the drinker to make a conscious choice to not drink to excess, go into a semi-stupor and grab the car keys figuring they can drive home just fine.
If you have been involved in an accident where the other driver was under the influence, reach out and contact an experienced plaintiff’s DWI attorney. You are going to need help to obtain compensation for your injuries.