There are certain things that are considered common sense to a parent when caring for their child – making sure the baby-sitter is adequate and appropriate for your children, double checking that all seat belts are buckled when inside a car, or making sure you’re not drunk driving when your children are inside the care with you.While all of this may seem obvious, it apparently was not the case for 27-year-old Shirley Ann Alfaro when she was involved in a Dallas car accident driving her five children down South Dallas at 6:00 Sunday evening. That night, she injured four of her five children when she crashed into a concrete pillar on Cesar Chavez Boulevard with her 33-year-old boyfriend in the front seat. She was arrested soon after on four counts of intoxication assault set on a $80,000 bail. Her four children were taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas – two in critical condition and two in serious condition – while her boyfriend was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital soon after.
What’s sad is that this could have been easily prevented. If you feel that you are in any way drunk or “buzzed” and that your driving may be impaired, it will never be wrong to let someone else that is sober take the wheel. This is especially the case when your own children are in the backseat.
On the other hand, if you have been injured yourself in a car accident and believe it was caused by drunk driving, make sure you call a Dallas car accident lawyer to see what they can do for you. When a drunk driver gets on the road, they are putting their safety, along with the safety of everyone else on the road, in danger and they need to be penalized. The Dallas based Rasansky Law Firm handles these kinds of cases and would be happy to evaluate your case free of charge. Contact us at 1-877-331-4156.