The family of one of the men killed in a golf cart crash in Cypress is suing the SUV driver accused of driving drunk and causing the accident. Daniel Rivera, who had a high blood alcohol content, is facing charges of first-degree murder. The victims have been identified as Christopher Scandridge, Jacob Wnuk, and Fraser Anderson. The Scandridge family is seeking over $1 million in damages from Rivera. The crash occurred at an intersection with four stop signs, and Rivera failed to stop, colliding with the golf cart. Rivera’s blood alcohol content was well above the legal limit. ABC13 Houston reported
The Scandridge family, who lost a loved one in a tragic golf cart crash in Cypress, Texas, is taking legal action against the SUV driver accused of causing the accident while under the influence of alcohol. Daniel Rivera, aged 21, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder as it is alleged that his blood alcohol content was significantly above the legal limit at the time of the collision. The victims have been identified as Christopher Scandridge, aged 41, Jacob Wnuk, aged 37, and Fraser Anderson, aged 37.
The Scandridge family has initiated a lawsuit against Rivera, seeking compensation in excess of $1 million. The crash occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Towne Lake Parkway, where four stop signs are present. According to court records, the victims were making a left turn when Rivera, driving a Cadillac Escalade, failed to stop and collided with their battery-powered golf cart.
Tragically, Wnuk and Anderson died at the scene, while Scandridge was taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries later that day. Rivera’s blood alcohol content was found to be 0.136%, significantly higher than the legal limit of 0.08%. It is worth noting that Rivera had two passengers in his vehicle, a woman and an 8-year-old girl, both of whom escaped unharmed.
In accordance with Texas state law, golf carts with a license plate can be operated on roads within master-planned communities that adhere to certain regulations and have approved license plates from the county or municipality. The neighborhood in question met these requirements; however, golf carts are only permitted for daytime use.
Randy Sorrels, the legal representative for the Scandridge family, expressed their commitment to uncovering the underlying causes of this tragic incident. They are urging any witnesses with information about the crash to come forward and assist with the investigation.
To support the affected families, the Scandridge, Wnuk, and Anderson families have established GoFundMe campaigns..