A police officer was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Galveston Saturday, April 9, 2022.
The collision occurred at 10:30 p.m. on Broadway Avenue.
According to Sgt Derek Gaspard of the Galveston Police Department, after striking the police cruiser, Marie D., 36, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
Dennis allegedly plowed into a parked cruiser that was assisting a broken-down car on the side of the road. When the cruiser collided, the police officer inside received a minor head injury.
At the time of the incident, Dennis’s blood-alcohol level will be determined by a blood toxicology report, which will be released soon.
According to Gaspard, Dennis allegedly resisted arrest after the crash while officers attempted to handcuff her. Before being released from jail, she was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The injured officer was also treated and released from the hospital late Saturday night.
Statistics on Two-Vehicle Collisions
For quite some time, people in the United States have been dying or being injured in car accidents. According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people were killed in car accidents in the United States in 2010. (NSC).
Car accidents are the cause of many deaths and serious injuries in Texas. Every twenty-one minutes, or every hour and twenty-one minutes, a death and injury car accident occurs in Texas.
A car accident kills 1.50 people per 100 million miles driven in Texas. The figure for 2020 was 1.26 percent, which was 18.94 percent higher.
In Texas, car accidents are causing an increasing number of deaths and injuries. In 2020, there were 7.54 percent more deaths than in 2019.
This year, over 14,000 Texans were killed or injured in car accidents.
Galveston County Car Accident Lawyers
Every year, an estimated 4.5 million Americans are injured or killed in automobile accidents. Families who have lost loved ones in car accidents may struggle to comprehend the magnitude of their loss.
Speaking with an experienced attorney after a tragic accident is the best way to understand your legal options. Accident victims must be aware of their legal rights and compensation options in order to avoid being exploited by their insurance companies.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, a car accident lawyer can assist you in obtaining compensation.
At Arash Law Texas, we have a long history of successfully obtaining compensation on behalf of our clients in Galveston County car accidents. Our Galveston County car accident lawyers are ready to take on any case and provide the best legal representation for our clients.
The best way to ensure that your legal rights are protected is to hire an attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call (888) 398-4017 or fill out our online intake form.