Stephen Guy Foster, 53, was driving drunk and struck a cyclist on March 3, the San Antonio News Express reported. Foster was driving his pickup when he tried to turn left and did not yield to two cyclists, according to police. His car hit Matthew Shaw, 30, who was not wearing a helmet. Witnesses pulled the seriously injured Shaw from the road and he was quickly taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center to be treated. His condition is now stable, although his injuries are severe.
After the crash, Foster was detained and his blood was drawn after he refused to do a breathalyzer test. He was arrested on an intoxication assault charge, which is a third-degree felony. He told police he was driving down the street when “the next thing he knew, ‘the guy on the bike was right in front of me.’” The victim’s lack of a bike headlight was a contributing factor in the crash, according to the crash report.
When a crash is the result of a driver’s carelessness, referred to as “negligence”, the driver is responsible for any damages caused by their negligence, according to Texas law. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to the carelessness of others, you are eligible for compensation. The assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in winning your case.
If you have been a victim of an auto accident, please contact an experienced car accident attorney in New Braunfels, Texas at your earliest convenience. At the Bettersworth Law Firm, you can speak with a compassionate New Braunfels Injury Lawyer today.