A late night accident on Loop 12 has left a son without a mother.
58-year-old Ethel Hazet and her 32-year-old son were driving home after watching last night’s football game when the accident occurred. A little after 11 pm, Ethel veered right along the Loop 12 / North Stemmons Freeway intersection and struck a construction barrier, causing her Chevy Tahoe to flip. Ethel was ejected from the vehicle and passed away at Parkland Hospital from her injuries. Her son is being treated for non life threatening injuries at the same medical center.
Police suggest alcohol was a factor in the accident, as they know the mother and son had been drinking at the restaurant where they were watching the game. The Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy on Ethel to see if she was under the influence at the time of the accident.
Ethel had suggested she driver her son home because he had been drinking. If it turns out she was influenced by alcohol also, this car accident will serve as a painful reminder that even the best intentions can be ruined by drinking and driving. A caring mother who wanted to protect her son from driving intoxicated may have succumbed to the effects of the very same drink he had been enjoying.
Drive safely, Dallas.