A man is facing several charges after a DUI accident claimed the life of one and injured several others. The accident happened in Yolo County, California on Wednesday night. The 32-year-old male driver was operating a Ford Taurus when he collided with another vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign near the intersection of 2nd Street and Cantrill Drive. The Taurus contained the male driver, another adult, and four children, all of which were transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life treating injuries. Tragically, the driver of the other vehicle was killed in the crash. Police have charged the driver with vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment, and DUI.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of a drunk driving accident? The answer is likely yes due to the fact that DUI accidents occur so frequently. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, there are 28 deaths caused by DUI accidents every day and an individual suffers a serious injury every two minutes in the United States, equally approximately 720 injuries sustained each day. In order to legally operate a motor vehicle, all drivers are required to receive an education regarding traffic laws and the risks of driving irresponsibly in order to obtain a driver’s license. During the courses, driver’s are informed of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, drivers commit the crime of DUI numerous times throughout their lives despite knowing the risks.
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a DUI accident, contacting the St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth is important to determine your right to compensation. Our attorneys provide you with a personalized representation because we take pride in our relationships with our clients. We will use our knowledge, experience, and resources to recover the maximum compensation for your case. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth today to receive a consultation free of charge.