Dallas, TX (7/25/2020) – A longtime Texas Appeals Court justice was killed in a deadly car wreck involving a drunk driver Saturday night.
The accident happened on Interstate 30 in Royse City when 32-year-old Megan Smith was headed the wrong way on the Interstate and struck Justice David L. Bridges, 65. Smith was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Bridges was killed as a result of the accident.
Smith was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. She was later booked into the Hunt County Jail on an Intoxication Manslaughter charge.
Bridges was elected to the 5th District Court of Appeals in 1996. The district serves Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Texas Car Accident Attorneys
According to Texas Law, Intoxication Manslaughter involves an intoxicated driver that causes the death of someone else while they are behind the wheel. Because the woman was killed, and the driver is seen to be negligent while behind the wheel, it’s important to seek legal assistance who handles cases of negligence and intoxication Manslaughter. An attorney can best represent you, negotiate settlements, and deal with insurance claims as you navigate your accident and personal injury recovery. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call personal injury attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
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