Vehicles Crash Into Tavern, Drugged Driving Suspected
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
accident occurred in South Colonie Friday night around 11:00 when a 2006 BMW veered
off of the road. The vehicle then traveled underneath a pickup truck,
and both vehicles were sent crashing into the wall of a tavern, which
burst into flames. In the midst of the accident, another vehicle was hit
and caught fire outside of the building. At the time of the collision,
there were people in the tavern, which was very damaged from the crash.
Tragically, a passenger in the BMW was severely injured, as 95% of their
body was burned in the accident. The driver of the BMW and two additional
people were taken to receive medical attention for their injuries, which
were not life-threatening. Additionally, the driver of the BMW now faces
multiple charges, including vehicular assault, reckless endangerment,
and driving while impaired by drugs.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, The 2014 National Survey
on Drug Use and Health reported that 10 million people of age 12 or older
reported that they drove under the influence of drugs in 2013. In addition,
prescription drugs are commonly found as a factor in vehicle accidents.
Tracking the amount of vehicle accidents in which drugged driving is a
factor is difficult because there is not an efficient roadside test for
measuring the amount of drugs in a body.
If a driver is responsible for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident,
contact the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Meyerkord,
LLC. With over a century of legal experience, our attorneys have handled
a wide range of vehicle cases and have the knowledge necessary to settle
your case with maximum compensation. To speak with an attorney and have
your potential case analyzed,
contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today.