Alcohol and driving never mix. It only takes a tiny amount for judgment and reaction times to be impaired, and the results can be deadly. People have been beating the drum against drinking and driving for decades now. Here’s one more drum beat to add to the mix.
A mother has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter after she was in an accident. The accident killed two of her children and injured two more plus herself. The woman was speeding and crashed into two parked cars. Police say she may have been driving three times over the speed limit at the time of the crash, roughly 60-70 MPH or even higher according to police.
Neighbors who saw the crash were astounded at the carnage. Police believe that everyone was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. One of the surviving children is now suffering from a crushed pelvis.
When the driver was tested for alcohol, it was 0.18. She is currently in jail awaiting arraignment. Already people setting up a memorial, and counselors have been dispatched to the schools of the children to explain the situation.
One woman’s desire for a buzz caused so much tragedy. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, know that you may be eligible for civil damages. Call our law offices today for a free consultation. We will examine your case thoroughly and give you an honest assessment of how much you might be able to get and your chances of success. Don’t hesitate. Call today.