Deputy Injured, Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Harris County
10 October 2014No Comments
A man has been charged in the tragic wrong-way, head-on collision that killed his female passenger and injured a Harris County sheriff’s deputy this week. According to the Harris County sheriff’s office, Liobardo Reyes has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault on a public servant in the accident that injured Deputy D. Johnson, a 13-year department veteran. If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Texas, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses, which our car accident lawyers can help you pursue.
Car Accident Injuries, Fatality
The Texas car accident took place at about 3 a.m. on morning of October 10, as Deputy D. Johnson was traveling eastbound on Clay Road near North Eldridge Parkway in his marked patrol car. Authorities say Liobardo Reyes was driving a Ford Fusion westbound in the eastbound lanes of the roadway when he slammed into the deputy’s patrol car. Reyes reportedly had a female passenger in his car at the time of the accident, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Both Johnson and Reyes suffered serious injuries in the wrong-way accident, and were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment. Johnson’s injuries included a broken leg.
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Wrong-way car accidents occur far too frequently in Texas and throughout the United States, resulting in devastating injuries and tragic loss of life. In many cases, the drivers found to be at-fault in these accidents were being negligent or reckless at the time of the collision, either because they were using their cell phones, driving drowsy or speeding. If you have been injured in a car accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, consult our reputable lawyers at Bandas Law Firm for legal help. Our law firm is located in Corpus Christi, and our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families throughout the state of Texas.