A woman from Aurora, Illinois who caused a fatal DUI accident this month has been previously convicted of drunk driving. On February 7, the 27-year-old woman was operating her Volkswagen Jetta under the influence when she crashed into a house. The collision ejected her passenger, a 33-year-old woman, who was killed in the accident. The driver has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI. Her criminal records indicate that she was charged with DUI in 2012 for causing another crash, as well as drug-related charges. She is currently free on bond.
Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol occurs thousands of times a year. In fact, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving reports that the average drunk driver has committed the crime of DUI nearly 80 times prior to their first arrest. Therefore, the number of drunk driving accidents could be much higher because there are far more drunk drivers on the roadways escaping a crash. DUI accidents cause a victim to suffer an injury every two minutes throughout the day and claim the lives of 28 people. Not only is drunk driving illegal, it is one of the most reckless decisions a driver could make because they are risking the lives of themselves and of innocent people. Losing a loved one in a DUI accident is not only heartbreaking but can also result in anger for the victim’s family. If you have lost a loved one in a DUI accident, it is important to allow an experienced attorney to handle your case while you allow yourself time to focus on healing.
The St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will support you with compassion during the most difficult time of losing a loved one. We will fight aggressively to obtain the justice you and your loved one deserve. Our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases and will work to recover the maximum compensation for any medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of economic support, and mental anguish. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.