DALLAS, TX (10/28/2015) — A suspected drunk driver caused two accidents that left three people hospitalized on Wednesday morning.
According to Dallas police, 24-year-old Nathan Clark was arrested on Wednesday morning after causing two separate accidents in Dallas, Texas.
Authorities reported that the first accident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. when a camouflage-painted GMC Sierra—driven by Clark—struck an SUV at the intersection of McKinney Avenue and North Akard Street.
After the initial collision, police say Clark fled the scene and struck a Nissan Juke at the intersection of Akard Street and Woodall Rodgers after running a red light.
Dallas police report that three victims from the Nissan Juke—a 25-year-old female driver, a 15-year-old passenger, and a 48-year-old passenger—were taken to Baylor Medical Center at Dallas.
The driver of the Juke remains in critical condition, and the 15-year-old passenger is in stable condition. The 48-year-old passenger was determined to have no serious injuries.
According to Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Raul Reyna, Clark suffered minor injuries and was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital, but he refused treatment.
Clark was arrested and has been charged with two counts of intoxication assault.
Drunk drivers are responsible for more than half of all traffic accidents in Texas. While we’re lucky that these particular accidents did not result in any fatalities, this driver’s actions have left several innocent people with serious injuries. If you suspect a drunk driver on the roadway, do your part and call the local authorities immediately to help prevent wrecks such as this one.