When people make the decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they put their lives and the lives of others in imminent danger. Not only does alcohol cause impaired perception and slower reaction time, but drivers often have difficulties controlling their speed and lose the ability to concentrate on the road. Young people who make poor choices can essentially ruin their lives by drinking and driving, as they must face the consequences of their actions should they injure or kill someone.
A 52-year-old man is dead after a catastrophic accident involving a DUI. A 25-year-old girl was driving the vehicle at the time the incident occurred. She was charged with reckless homicide by car, driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated DUI causing an accident or death.
The young woman was thought to be speeding when she hit a brick wall, instantly killing the man. She was taken to the hospital to be treated for an injury to her leg. In addition to the charges, she received a ticket for driving a car without insurance and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
When people are killed or injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s negligent actions, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney. In addition to exploring your legal options, a lawyer may be helpful in answering your questions. You may be eligible for compensation for your case.
Source: DNA Info, “Driver charged with DUI, reckless homicide in South Loop crash, police say,” Kelly Bauer, May 4, 2017.