Arlington, TX (5/7/2021) – A person was killed and two others were injured early Thursday morning after a wrong-way collision in Arlington.
The accident happened around 2:52 a.m. on Matlock Road. Bronson Kibler, 21, was headed north on Matlock Road when he crossed the median, struck a light pole, and then continued north in the southbound lanes before hitting another car head-on.
A passenger in Kibler’s car, 22-year-old Jamayiah Lazada Sargent, was killed at the scene. A second passenger, an infant, was unharmed.
The occupants in the car that was struck were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Kibler also suffered serious injuries, where he remains at a hospital for treatment.
Arlington police said Kibler is under arrest and will face one count of intoxication manslaughter and two charges of intoxication assault.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Sutliff & Stout Car Accident Lawyers
According to Texas law, an Intoxication Assault involves a person who commits an offense if the person, by accident or mistake, operates a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, by reason of that intoxication causes serious bodily injury to another. Serious bodily injury means an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
Because a person was killed and a couple other people were injured, 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 assault. 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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