One woman is facing multiple charges after causing a fatal crash while under the influence of alcohol. The accident occurred on May 9, 2013 at the intersection of 47th and NW 7th Street at around 2 PM in the afternoon. The woman was making a left turn when she crashed into another car. The driver was traveling at a rate of 70 mph in a zone that had a legal limit of 40 mph.
As a result, the woman caused a crash that involved five vehicles and took the life of a 71 year-old man. The 71 year-old’s vehicle was airborne after being hit and the man died at the scene of the accident. The 36 year-old female driver was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred. In addition, the driver told nurses that she took several medications and smoked marijuana the previous day. In total, the woman is facing both DUI and manslaughter charges for the accident.
Think Before Drinking and Driving
Every day, drinking and driving kills numerous people all around the world. To prevent drunk driving accidents, it is best to refrain from drinking and driving. After a night of drinking, call a cab or get a ride from a friend. If your friend is drunk and wants to drive, do not let them. Take their keys and call a taxi instead.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one person is killed every 53 minutes due to a drunk driver while every 90 seconds one person is injured due driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is estimated that one in three people will be involved in a drunk-driving crash sometime in their life. Help reduce these numbers of deaths and injuries by being responsible and not drinking and driving.
Relief is Available for Victims of DUI Crashes
If you or someone you know were recently injured by a negligent drunk driver, you should consult with a personal injury attorney today. For a free and confidential consultation regarding your injuries, call our law office. We will work to earn you a substantial settlement for your injuries from the party at fault.