A 14-year-old girl was tragically killed this morning when 18-year-old Denmark Van Savier crashed into a light pole in the center median of a six-lane divided road in Dallas. The deceased was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car and killed instantly. The five other passengers were taken to the hospital and the driver, Van Savier, is still in critical condition. Van Savier will likely be charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault since he was drunk when he hit the pole.
Accident such as these are so senseless because they could be avoided if people would simply obey the law. Drunk driving is inexcusable. So many of my client’s have been hurt by drunk drivers and it makes me sick. I have a young daughter and couldn’t imagine if I lost her to a drunk driver. I have no sympathy for drunk drivers and do everything I can to make them pay for the damage they cause.
The young girl who died in this accident could of likely been saved if she was wearing a seatbelt. Texas law now requires all passengers to where seat belts, even the people riding in the back seat. I wrote an article a few weeks ago about the “Click it or Ticket” campaign that the state of Texas sponsors every year. Wearing a seatbelt will not only save your life, it can save your pocket book.