Texas Woman Arrested After Attempting To Hit Man With Car
Most car accidents are just that—accidental. However, there are some cases where crashes happen deliberately. Sometimes people get mad and use their vehicles as weapons as they try to run over a victim. In some cases, they’re successful, causing serious injuries or death. Other times, they are caught and arrested before they cause significant damage.
A Texas woman was recently arrested after a domestic dispute led her to intentionally try to run over someone. Instead, she hit someone else and crashed into a liquor store, causing $25,000 in damage.
The incident happened in Irving on the evening of June 26. The 58-year-old woman had crashed into Liquor Depot, located in the 3500 block of North Belt Line Road. However, her intention was to hit a man after getting into a domestic dispute. Instead, she crashed into the store.
The incident didn’t end there. The woman then put her vehicle in reverse and tried to hit the man. Instead, she hit four parked vehicles as well as a different pedestrian.
The woman fled the accident scene. She led police on a brief pursuit before she was caught and arrested. She was taken to jail, where she faces multiple criminal charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, DWI, criminal mischief, and evading arrest. No bail has been set at this time.
The injured pedestrian, an unidentified woman, took herself to a local hospital to be treated for a broken ankle. The man fled the accident scene. Police were not able to locate him. The liquor store suffered approximately $25,000 in damages.
Using a Car as a Deadly Weapon
Under Texas law, a car can be considered a deadly weapon, depending on how the driver uses it. A vehicle is considered to be a deadly weapon if it is used to cause serious bodily injury or death. Therefore, it will depend on whether or not you intended to drive your vehicle recklessly or dangerously.
In this case, the woman deliberately tried to run over the man, which could be seen as extremely reckless, especially since her actions actually caused her to hit someone else and crash into a building. However, that is not the only case in which a vehicle can be used as a deadly weapon. If you were intoxicated, for example, and you were seen speeding, running red lights, or driving in the wrong direction or on the wrong side of the road, then it’s possible you could be accused of using your car as a weapon.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Fortunately, nobody was killed in this incident, despite the fact that the woman drove recklessly and tried to injure someone with her vehicle. The woman, however, will face various criminal charges for her actions.
If you were injured by a reckless driver, seek legal help from the Houston auto accident attorneys at The West Law Office, PLLC. We can help you obtain compensation for injuries and other damages. To schedule a free consultation, call 281-347-3247 or fill out the online form.