A drunk driving accident last week resulted in the death of a police officer in Ontario. According to accident reports, 24-year-old Archie Green III was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol when he ran a red light and T-boned a police squad car at around 2:14 a.m. on November 5th. The impact resulted in the car spinning around and colliding with a pole. The 40-year-old police Officer Bryce Hanes was killed in the crash, and Green was arrested at the scene of the accident. He has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter and is being held on $250,000 bail.
According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, drunk driving accidents occur so frequently that 28 individuals are killed every day and every two minutes a person sustains an injury at the actions of a drunk driver. DUI accidents are one of the most preventable types of auto accidents, and those who commit the offense can face harsh consequences. Individuals involved in drunk driving accidents will likely suffer from the effects throughout the lifetime. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and emotional damages.
The experienced St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to hold the negligent driver accountable for their recklessness while recovering the maximum amount of compensation for your damages. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.