When Cynthia Burks left her home on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 for a ribbon cutting ceremony, she could not have known that she would be killed by a drunk driver on the 6000 block of West Davis Street in Dallas. Burks, a 57 year old army veteran who had served as a United States Army medic in the Gulf war, lost her life at around 6:40 AM. A longtime supporter of fellow veterans, she will be laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
The alleged drunk driver was driving on the wrong side of the road, and he currently faces intoxication manslaughter charges.
Drunk driving is a very serious problem that causes far too many preventable injuries and death. For the families of those killed by a drunk driver, their loved ones can never be brought back to them. Although it can be difficult to think of anything but mourning and honoring the deceased, it is important to speak to a Dallas car wreck attorney as soon as possible so that your best options remain available. No one should have to go through this, and a car wreck attorney can make sure you do not go through it alone.