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Suspected drunk driver involved in fiery car accident

As part of Christmas festivities, many Texas residents enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. Although everyone knows the potential dangers of driving under the influence, unfortunately, some people still get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. This may have been what happened recently when a suspected drunk driver and a police car were involved in a serious car accident. 

The accident happened just past midnight Christmas Eve morning on a Houston road. A 23-year-old man's vehicle overturned in front of a police cruiser that was on its way to a call. After striking the vehicle nearly head-on, the cruiser flipped several times and burst into flames. According to the HPD chief, the passenger officer managed to escape the cruiser and went to seek help.

When the officer returned with a helper, they managed to extricate the driver from the cruiser. The driver, who was then taken to a hospital by Life Flight, suffered burns on 50 percent of his body. The passenger was also transported to a local hospital by ambulance, and both are expected to fully recover from the incident.

The young man suspected of causing this fiery car accident is now being charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and two counts of failing to stop and render aid involving severe bodily injury. He is also suspected of drunk driving. Thankfully, these two officers will recover from their injuries. However, they have likely suffered physically, emotionally and even financially from this incident that may have been caused by negligent behaviour on the part of the other driver. These officers or any person who has endured a similar experience may wish to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss the option of pursuing a lawsuit in Texas civil court.

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