• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: September 2019
Suspected Drunk Driver Strikes Man While Changing Tire

Houston, TX (September 4, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver killed a man while he was changing a flat tire on the feeder of 610 South Loop.

The car accident happened Tuesday around 8:00 p.m. near South Loop and 288.

According to the Houston Police Department (HPD), the suspected drunk driver was driving a Ford F-150, when he was traveling at a high rate of speed failed to maintain a single lane.

Consequently, he hit the rear of a disabled Ford Taurus and the victim as he was changing his tire. The victim was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he later passed away.

The identity of the victim is pending verification. 

The suspect, John Richard Vasquez, was transported to Ben Taub and was determined to be intoxicated. Mr. Vasquez has at least three previous DWI convictions. As of Wednesday morning Mr. Vasquez has been charged with murder. 

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

Our hearts and condolences go out to the families. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: Fox 26 Houston and Houston Chronicle

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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