Two motorists were caught in an accident after slamming into a wrecker that had pulled over to assist a suspected drunk driver in Houston’s Katy Freeway. Houston police officials report the accident happened at around 2:00 a.m. near Highway 6.
At the time of the crash, a wrecker driver moving west on the Katy Freeway saw an SUV that had come to a full stop in the middle of the road. This prompted him to pull over, flip his hazard lights on, and direct people away from the SUV until the Houston Police Department arrived on the scene. Unfortunately, a driver on a Nissan Maxima apparently failed to see the wrecker and crashed into its rear, which in turn caused another car behind him to crash into the Maxima.
The two drivers in both cars were immediately transported to a nearby hospital and are now in stable condition. The driver of the wrecker escaped without injury. The SUV did not sustain any damage in the accident. Officials later learned the driver was intoxicated, leading to his arrest for driving under the influence and causing the accident.
Cases like these can be tricky in terms of claiming compensation for personal injuries because it isn’t totally clear who caused the accident. Although police detained the drunk driver, an insurance adjuster can still claim the wrecker driver was the real culprit behind the crash. To learn more about your options in situations like this, contact the personal injury lawyers at our San Antonio law firm.