11-year-old boy Killed in Car Accident in San Antonio Tx

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 8-Oct-2012

An 11-year-old boy was killed and three other people were injured in a multi-vehicle car accident in San Antonio on Monday morning on SW Military Drive, police reported. Police later charged one the driver of the vehicle that sparked the accident, with intoxication manslaughter.

The 11-year-old boy was identified as Brian Barrientos. His mother, Maria Barrientos, 37, was taking her four children to a doctor’s appointment when they were rear-ended by the Ford Taurus her husband told WOAI News.

According to authorities, a Ford Taurus crashed into a truck, causing the driver of that pickup to lose control and swerve into the opposite lanes of traffic, smashing into a minivan. The impact of the collision caused the pickup truck to overturn multiple times.

The driver of the Ford Taurus was identified as 27-year-old John Albert Hernandez, whom police reported was drunk at the scene of the drunk driving accident in San Antonio.

One adult and the young boy were flown to the hospital with serious injuries resulting from the San Antonio car wreck. The boy was later pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.

Police said the truck was also occupied by three other children, Tanya, 9, Karyn, 7 and Luis, 2. All of those occupants were transported to the hospital, along with their mother.

In addition, the driver of a van, which was also involved in the drunk driving accident, was also transported to the hospital with injuries.

Authorities are still investigating the scene of the crash.

Auto accidents can be horrific for loved ones and victims alike, making it difficult to distinguish what action to take. Questions may arise among those who have lost a family member to a car accident as well as among victims themselves. It can be difficult to distinguish whether checks should be accepted from insurance companies, what action to take next, where to go for medical help. At The Carlson Law Firm, our team of car accident attorneys in San Antonio and across the state, are familiar with the hardships associated with car accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car wreck, call our San Antonio car wreck lawyers at 254-633-2983, email us online by filling out the form on the right or visit one of the 10 office locations for our personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We care. We can help.


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