Destiny Salinas, 18, started driving on the morning of Friday up-11-23>rd to get back home. She drove from Walters Street to the Interstate 34 in Northeast San Antonio. Unfortunately, she made a wrong turn into the opposite direction of traffic on I-35. It was around 8:30 in the morning as she drove north on the southbound lanes of traffic.
The first car that she met was at the intersection of Rittman Rd. and I-35. The driver of the Chevy Impala told authorities that he attempted to swerve out of the way of Salinas but was still clipped by her car. The force of the hit spun his car into the path of another vehicle. After the Impala was hit again, it ended upside-down on the side of the highway.
This car accident did not make Salinas stop and help these victims. She continued on her journey for seven miles before she was stopped by local police. The intersection of I-35 and Walzem Rd was where she ended up. Detective Brian Campbell said that she seemed to be intoxicated. She was arrested and subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated and intoxicated assault.
Luckily, no one was critically injured in the car accidents. But even minor accidents can cause people to miss work or have expensive hospital bills. If you or a loved one have been injured due to another person’s mistake, then you could be eligible to receive compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in San Antonio to discuss your case today.