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Man charged with intoxication manslaughter in fatal accident

Most Texas residents are fully aware of the dangers of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, for whatever reason, some people still get behind the wheel when they definitely should not do so, and sometimes, such action results in a fatal accident. In a recent example, a motorcyclist was killed when an alleged drunk driver was traveling the wrong way and hit him head-on.

The crash happened very early on a Sunday morning. According to the arrest affidavit, a 34-year-old man driving a car was traveling south in a northbound lane when he struck the northbound motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car fled the scene, but the driver remained and waited for authorities to arrive.

Apparently, the driver has said he thought he had been traveling in a southbound lane. Allegedly, the driver admitted to having come from a party where he had been drinking. An officer has said he could smell alcohol on the driver at the crash site. According to police, the driver failed a field sobriety test and now faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

Many people find a fatal accident of this nature especially difficult to grapple with, as it seems to be a direct result of one person's choice to put him or herself and others in a potentially dangerous situation. Sadly, in this case, a man was killed, seemingly through no fault of his own. Many Texas families who have lost loved ones due to another person's reckless behavior choose to pursue the matter through civil court. An attorney experienced in personal injury law can review individual case details and discuss legal options.

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