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Possibly drunk driver hits man in wheelchair

A man in a wheelchair was hit by a car driven by a suspected drunken driver. The accident happened in North Texas at 2:16 a.m. March 10.

According to the authorities, the 45-year-old man was going toward the Belt Line Village shopping center in Dallas when the incident occurred. It appears that a car was heading southbound when it ran into his wheelchair, then hit a tree and flipped over. The man in the wheelchair suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. His wheelchair and prosthetic legs were also crushed in the accident, and both have been damaged beyond repair. However, the doctors speculated that the motorized wheelchair may have absorbed the brunt of the accident and saved the man's life.

The record shows that the driver of the vehicle has previously been taken into custody for a variety of drug charges in locations across North Texas. However, there was no report of him having been involved in any auto-pedestrian accidents before this.

The driver in this case might certainly be held liable for his actions. Not only did he allegedly strike a pedestrian, but also he is under suspicion of committing criminal activity as he did it. Anyone injured in similar circumstances may choose to consult with an injury attorney about methods for holding someone responsible for their flagrant violation of the law. They may file a civil suit against the person who they accuse of doing them harm, listing the economic damages that have been done to them and requesting compensation. These damages may include medical bills, lost or damaged property, estimations of lost wages because of inability to work or impaired function, rehabilitation, therapy and more.

Source: FOX 4 News, "Car Hits Man in Wheelchair in North Dallas," March 10, 2016

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