A driver in Athens-Clarke, Georgia has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after causing a pedestrian accident. According to authorities, during the early hours on Sunday a 26-year-old driver was operating a 2000 Chevy Impala and struck a woman on Mitchell Street. The 20-year-old female pedestrian was walking with a group of friends along the side of the roadway when the accident occurred at approximately 1:35 a.m. Witnesses claim the driver had been operating the vehicle without using his headlights prior to the accident. After conduction their investigation, police stated that the driver will face DUI charges.
Approximately, 5,000 individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles every year. An additional 76,000 pedestrians are injured, and most of these injuries are preventable. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Those injured in a pedestrian accident will experience physical and emotional damages, as well as financial damages due to medical bills and lost wages. To recover compensation for your damages, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney.
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