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In an effort to provide better service to our clients,
we are focusing our practice primarily on
Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability claims.
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A 16-year-old driver was drunk when he crashed his car in a brutal accident outside of Forth Worth that left four dead in June, according to KVUE News. The teenager “had a blood-alcohol limit three times the legal limit at the time of the crash, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said at a news conference,” and reported on KVUE. The teenager, Ethan Couch, was driving a pickup truck “between 68 to 70 miles per hour with seven teen passengers when he hit a SUV with a flat tire,” according to KVUE. It’s tragic, of course, and Couch had a blood alcohol content of .24. He also clearly had little driving experience given his age. Couch was also speeding—the speed limit where the crash occurred is 40 mph.
Not only were the teenagers in the truck driven by Couch affected, but also a youth pastor and a family who had stopped with a flat tire. Youth pastor Brian Jennings, alongside mother and daughter Hollie and Shelby Boyles, and 24-year-old Breanna Mitchell were all killed in the crash. “Nine others were hurt,” according to KVUE. Jennings had stopped his car to help Mitchell with the flat tire, and “the mother and daughter had come out of their home to help.” The teenagers in the truck were “seen on surveillance tape stealing two cases of beer from a Burleson Walmart an hour before the wreck,” according to KVUE, and “police believe the teens had been drinking before that.” Couch already had two prior alcohol violations from earlier in the year for possessing and consuming alcohol and had pled no contest in both cases.
Couch will face charges in a juvenile court because of his age, “but prosecutors can ask to certify the minor as an adult,” according to KVUE. “I guarantee you, they are going to prosecute him to the fullest,” former Tarrant County juvenile prosecutor told KVUE. “An individual, three times the legal limit, they are going to throw the book at this kid.”
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an accident in which a negligent party was using alcohol, you’re likely eligible for compensation. Don’t go through it alone.
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