A few hours after a New Year’s Day celebrations concluded, a severe accident causing severe injuries to it’s victim. Arturo Julian Ibarra was driving while intoxicated when he lost control of his vehicle, slamming into another vehicle causing the other driver to hurtle down an embankment causing serious injuries to the driver.

The 39-year-old Ibarra from Irving, had been arrested on a suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the past. In fact, fifteen years ago he caused a crash that killed his wife and their young baby who was 22 months old at the time. This shocked the daughter of the woman injured in the other vehicle.

Blanca Rendon had attended a New Year’s Eve Party when she was driving along Stemmons Freeway on her way to her daughter’s house at approximately 3:45 a.m. According to authorities, this is the exact time when Ibarra’s car struck her from behind near West Mockingbird Lane.

“The next thing she remembered is somebody hitting her so hard from the rear,” Cisneros said. Police say Rendon’s Pathfinder flipped multiple times down an embankment.

“He cannot be on the road,” said Angelica Cisneros, whose mother, 59-year-old Blanca Rendon, was driving the other vehicle and suffered internal as well as head injuries. “You mean to tell me the first accident he killed his family, and he didn’t learn his lesson?”


“We thanked God that she was still alive, because the way the accident looked, it seems like she should have been dead” said Rendon’s daughter, who rushed to the scene.

Police say Ibarra fled the scene, but officers soon caught up with him about a half-mile south of the crash. They booked him into the Dallas County Jail on charges of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. He was being held Friday, with bail set at $90,000.

“At least my mom is not dead,” Cisneros said. On Oct. 30, 1993, Ibarra’s own family wasn’t as lucky.

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