2 claim injuries in rear-end crash; assistant DA arrested
Whenever people in Austin are hurt in a car accident, it's important to make sure that people who think they may have suffered injuries are evaluated. People might be surprised how a seemingly minor auto accident could lead to a painful and potentially serious injury. A doctor can examine someone and advise them about a course of treatment.
One person who probably isn't a good source of advice, however, is the person who caused the accident that led to injuries. The full extent of what happened in a recent accident in Austin isn't yet clear, but the driver of a Mini Cooper that was hit suffered a concussion and a passenger also reported pain after the accident. The person who was arrested in the crash happens to be an assistant district attorney for Travis County.
In the aftermath of the accident, the man's boss -- the district attorney -- told the press that no injuries had been reported. However, the attorney for the two women in the Mini Cooper says that they were indeed hurt.
The women also say that the attorney who allegedly struck them with his vehicle -- and has since been charged with driving while intoxicated -- tried to convince them that they should not call the police, at that they were at fault for the crash. As it happens, the district attorney herself was arrested earlier this year for the same offense; she was sentenced to a month and a half in jail and served about half of that time this spring.
It remains to be seen how this case will turn out, but it seems likely that the women who were hurt may seek compensation for their injuries.
Source: Austin American-Statesman, "Attorney: Two injured in crash with Travis Co. prosecutor," Ciara O'Rourke, Aug. 15, 2013