A 10-year-old boy remains in the hospital for critical injuries he sustained in an auto accident that his mother caused due to DUI. The traffic crash involved three vehicles and happened in Detroit. A Chevy Malibu operated by a woman was traveling on Greenfield when she rear-ended a Jeep near Margareta. The impact caused the vehicles also to collide with an SUV. The female driver of the Malibu was the mother of the 10-year-old passenger. It is unknown how many individuals were injured, but authorities did confirm that the child sustained life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. Police reported that the mother was driving while under the influence of alcohol. She will likely be charged upon release from the hospital.
Car accidents happen thousands of times a year and the Administration for Safe International Road Travel report that on average 37,000 individuals are killed in traffic crashes annually. Auto accidents are caused by numerous factors including dangerous roadways, design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving. Negligent driving is one of the most common causes of auto accidents and occurs in the forms of distracted driving, driving under the influence, speeding, and aggressive driving. To hold the negligent driver accountable for your damages, it is important to contact a skilled St. Louis car accident lawyer.
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