According to KHOU Houston, two brothers and their father were hit by a car that was driven by a drunk driver. The father, David Barajas and his sons David Jr. and Caleb were pushing their truck home after it broke down.
The trio was pushing the old pickup truck down a dark road. They were looking back to make sure that no one was coming because the road was so narrow and dark. Unfortunately, they did not see the car coming toward them at a high rate of speed. They were only about 50 yards from their home at the time of the accident.
Jose Banda, 20, ran into them. Investigators believe that he was drunk at the time of the accident and they are awaiting additional toxicology testing results to be returned to determine if Banda had any other substances in his system at the time. Neighbors state that they heard two gunshots just a couple of minutes after the crash happened.
David Jr., 12, died at the scene of the accident. Caleb, 11, was taken to a nearby hospital where he also passed away. When authorities reached the scene, Banda was found murdered, shot twice in the head. They are still trying to figure out who shot him and so far, the weapon has not been found either. It is unclear whether authorities think that the father or another family member shot him after the accident. The investigation is currently ongoing.
If you find yourself or a loved one a victim of a negligent driver, you do have legal recourse in the matter. A caring and experienced Texas personal injury attorney can accurately assess your case and determine if you could receive compensation for your loss. While a monetary award will not bring back a loved one or undo the damage, it can can pay for things such as future medical care.