Drunk Driving Accident in Bastrop County Sparks Rollover, One Killed

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 10-Jun-2013

A drunk driving accident in Bastrop County claimed the life of a driver who was traveling on Highway 290, when he was struck by a vehicle from behind. The impact of the collision caused the man’s vehicle to overturn several times.

Police identified the man who was killed in the rear-end collision as 51-year-old Rayford Reaves of Cedar Park.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Reaves’ 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck was identified as 47-year-old John Sexton III. As a result of the drunk driving accident, Sexton was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to reports, Sexton had previous DWI’s on his record.

Police reported that Reaves was, in fact, wearing a seatbelt at the time of the rollover accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the drunk driving accident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Reaves.

Rollover Accident Attorneys in Austin, TX

Many rollover accidents are provoked when a vehicle becomes tripped up on a surface or debris or is clipped by another vehicle. Despite the reason a vehicle overturns, vehicles are designed with standards in place, meant to protect drivers and passengers within them. The design of the vehicle’s roof, the glass comprising the windows and other auto equipment all play major roles in keeping occupants within the vehicle while protecting the head and neck from the crushing blows of rollover impact.

In some situations where a loved one is killed or injured, victims may not even realize that a vehicle posed a serious threat to them or failed to adequately protect them from serious rollover accident injuries. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover crash, call our auto product liability lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Temple and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, contact us online or visit one of the 10 office locations for our Austin personal injury law firm. We care. We can help.

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