A 54-year-old Dallas man faces three counts of aggravated vehicular assault and a number of other charges after he reportedly drove the wrong way down the road and caused a head-on collision. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage in the May 17 auto accident. After having been stuck in his vehicle, the man was then transferred to a medical facility where he was later discharged and taken to jail.
The victim’s car held a family of a husband, wife, daughter and grandchild. The teen mother was thrown out of the vehicle while the driver was unconscious and stuck in the car. His wife reported to law enforcement that her husband was taking her to work when the accident happened. The teen told officials she couldn’t remember what happened. She was taken to a medical facility and remained in fair condition. She sustained a number of broken bones and will need to relearn how to walk. Her baby, who was restrained in a car seat, was not hurt. When the father regained consciousness, he reported that he saw headlights and unsuccessfully attempted to veer out of the way.
During the investigation, authorities heard someone yelling for help. They looked for the person as they believed she may have been hurt in the accident. They encountered a teen girl who was pulling a prank. She was charged with disrupting an emergency scene and turned over to her mother’s custody.
The driver responsible for the accident faces criminal charges after three people were injured. However, he could face a civil lawsuit so that the victims can recover financial compensation for the hospital, medical and expenses related to the accident. A personal injury attorney might be able to help the victims file a lawsuit to hold the parties accountable for their actions.
Source: Middletown Journal, “Driver faces three counts of aggravated vehicular assault,” Rick McCrabb, May 20, 2013