In Garland, Texas, a police officer has been hospitalized after an intoxicated driver collided with his patrol car, reported DallasNews.
The police officer was blocking traffic at the scene of an accident near President George Bush Turnpike and Campbell Road. The intoxicated driver, Kelsey Harrington, 26, rear ended the patrol car at about 12:30 a.m.
After rear ending the officer, Harrington exited her vehicle and attempted to walk away. She was arrested at the scene. Police are charging her with driving while intoxicated and failure to stop and render aid.
The Garland police officer’s name was not released. He is in Plano Medical Center for neck and back pain.
Drunk Driving Accidents
It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel after drinking. You are putting yourself and others at risk. When others disregard your safety and make you the victim of a drunk driving accident, they need to be held accountable.
The police can charge a drunk driver with criminal offenses. However, you need an attorney to file a civil action against them. In civil court, you can sue for the compensation you deserve for their negligence.
The following are some common types of damages you can seek against a drunk driver that victimized you:
Furthermore, you may be entitled to other types of damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Your attorney can help you navigate the confusing legal waters surrounding DUI cases. They will know the defendant’s attorney and the judge that will hear the case. They can negotiate on your behalf, often reaching a pretrial settlement that can save you the time and hassle of taking the other driver to court. You deserve justice and an experienced DUI attorney can help you get it.