Father’s Day was a holiday during which one Texas family mourned, when a family was torn apart as a result of a fiery car crash caused by George Munoz Jr. Munoz was speeding through Culebra road when his vehicle collided with the vehicle of Wesley Lindsay, aged 27. The victim’s car burst into flames on impact. Lindsay was driving his two sons and wife to a family get together. One son, Travion Lindsay, is currently in a full body cast and under sedation, and he is the sole survivor of the crash. Car accidents are, sadly, a leading cause for personal injury lawsuits.
Munoz was arrested while carrying a gun, which he held onto as he exited his own vehicle. Police officers believe that Munoz may have become distracted while threatening another driver with the gun. A patrol officer had previously identified the driver threatening another person and then leaving the scene of that incident in his vehicle. Police were notified of his description and the disturbance, but Munoz’s car took off to reach more than 60 mph in the neighborhood, leaving police little opportunity to apprehend him before they heard the sounds of the accident.
Car accidents can change the your life in an instant, as evidenced by what happened to the Lindsay’s on Father’s Day. If you spot a dangerous driver weaving in and out of traffic, exhibiting the signs of driving under the influence of alcohol, or other reckless behavior, get off the road and contact the authorities.
Some families and individuals pay the ultimate sacrifice as a result of dangerous drivers, and others face the lifelong consequences of injuries and emotional trauma from serious car accidents. If you or someone you know has been the victim of an auto collision as a result of someone else’s poor driving, you need to speak with a licensed attorney. Contact our office today to discuss your case.