After visiting a relative, Crystal Suniga and her four children jumped into her SUV. No one could have predicted the tragedy that occurred next. While driving through a neighborhood, Suniga’s SUV slammed into two parked vehicles in a driveway before rolling on its side and resting against a house in the 1500 block of East Pioneer Dr. in Irving. Unfortunately, two of Suniga’s children died, while two others were injured.
According to police, Suniga’s blood alcohol level was 0.18—more than twice the legal limit. She was driving at a speed somewhere between 60 to 90 mph in a 30 mph zone. Her sons Ricardo Hernandez, 10, and Angel Reyes, 14, were partially ejected during the crash, and then pinned under the SUV. Both boys died at the scene.
Suniga’s surviving 16-year-old son suffered a crushed pelvis and was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Her 14-year-old daughter was treated for minor injuries at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
Suniga received minor injuries and was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter, two counts of injury to a child and one count of intoxication assault.
Other victims in this Dallas car crash include the homeowners of the house the SUV crashed into. Eric Sorto and his girlfriend were sleeping when they heard the loud crash of the SUV slamming into the home. The vehicle narrowly missed where Sorto and his girlfriend were, but totaled her vehicle and badly damaged his father’s pickup truck. The force of the impact also sent the tailgate into the home’s roof.
If you were the victim of a Dallas car crash and have suffered injuries, or damage to either your vehicle or home, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the lawyers of the Hart Law Firm to find out if we may be able to help you.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends who were affected by this horrible tragedy.