• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: March 2020
James Ross Ragsdale Killed after Fatal Drunk Driving Wreck

Bryan, TX (3/3/2020) – A man is now dead after a drunk driving crash caused by his best friend happened Saturday morning in Bryan. 

The accident happened on E. 29th Street and Briarcrest Drive around 5:00 a.m. Colton H. Bradley, 21, ingested two shots and three beers right before he got into his Chevrolet Camaro and ran a red light. A pickup truck T-boned his Camaro in the intersection. 

Bradley’s passenger, 27-year-old James Ross Ragsdale, was killed when he arrived at the hospital. 

Two occupants in the pickup truck suffered fractured bones due to the crash. 

A third vehicle that was also hit suffered minor injuries, as well. 

After Bradley was treated for his own injuries, he was transported to the Brazos County Detention Center. He’s facing multiple charges, including two counts of Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle causing Serious Bodily Injury, Intoxicated Manslaughter with a Vehicle, and a charge for having no liability insurance on his car.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Car Accident Lawyers, Sutliff & Stout

The dangers of drunk driving are unfortunately well-known. The impairment caused by alcohol consumption frequently leads to devastating vehicle collisions which often result in incapacitating injuries and even deaths.  The best way to make sure you are treated fairly after a drunk driving car accident is to hire a lawyer who knows the law and who is willing to fight to make sure that you are treated fairly. It’s important to hire a lawyer who has the experience and resources necessary to take on an insurance company. At Sutliff & Stout that is exactly what we do.  Our board certified personal injury lawyers know how to hold the insurance companies accountable and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today (713) 987-7111 or fill out the case review form.

Source: CBS 7 and KBTX

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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