On Thursday afternoon, a bus accident happened in Dudley, Massachusetts resulting in the driver being arrested for DUI. A 42-year-old male driver was operating a school bus on 49 Hayden Road when he lost control of the bus and collided with a utility pole. Fortunately, none of the 11 students on board the bus suffered injuries. Authorities conducted a field sobriety test and determined the driver was intoxicated. He has been arrested and charged with child endangerment while operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The accident is being investigated.
While there are numerous examples of negligent and reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most negligent and avoidable causes of auto accidents. Thousands of DUI accidents destroy the lives of victims and their families every year. Mother’s Against Drunk Driving estimates that there are 28 fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents every day in the United States, and an individual suffered injuries in a DUI crash every two minutes. There are hundreds of statistics that are alarming and unfortunately, they do not deter all drivers from operating a vehicle while impaired.
If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in a DUI accident, it is imperative to consult the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience and have handled thousands of cases successfully. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and mental anguish while supporting you throughout the entire case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.