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Texas Police charge man for causing fatal accident

Texas Police have charged a man with intoxication manslaughter. The Texas man has had his bail set at $150,000. The fatal car accident took place on the evening of July 6th. The 45-year-old victim was hit from the rear and pushed into the guardrail on the southbound side of Interstate 35E. The man's vehicle then went over the side of the barrier and crashed into the pole of a highway billboard. Officials stated that some lanes of the Bush Turnpike were out of commission for around six hours during the investigation of the car accident.

The fatal accident took place as the victim was on his way to work. The man died at the scene of the wreck. Officers did not find any sign of alcohol containers inside the vehicle of the at-fault driver. However, more than one witness said that the vehicle was being driven erratically.

Regardless, police took a blood sample of the driver to complete their investigation. Triggering a fatal car crash such as this can mean prison time for an offender as well as possibly having to pay a fine.

When a family is faced with a tragedy involving a fatal car crash, they may not fully understand their options. Not only do they lose a loved one, but they may also experience a myriad of emotions. Short term financial hardship is fairly common with families that have lost a loved one. It can be helpful to seek out someone who has experience with this type of situation. A personal injury attorney may be able to help a family who has experienced a wrongful death and needs assistance dealing with their situation.

Source: Denton Record-Chronicle, "Carrollton police charge man after fatal accident", Megan Gray, July 09, 2013

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