A rear-end collision has injured two individuals, and authorities suspect it was caused by driving under the influence. The accident occurred on Sunday when a truck collided with the rear of a car in Fresno, California. The driver of the truck had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The other injured person was in the car and also rushed to a hospital with significant injuries. Police have arrested the driver of the truck and charged with him DUI.
The reckless and negligent decision to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol results in thousands of injuries and deaths every year. In fact, Mother's Against Drunk Driving estimate that 28 individuals are killed in a drunk driving accidents every day in the United States. It's devastating to think that there are multiple families suffering the loss of a loved one that was caused by another person's actions. These accidents are definitely the most preventable types of auto accidents. Drivers that commit the offense of DUI face criminal charges, and they should also be held responsible by filing a personal injury or wrongful death case. Individuals who have suffered injuries and families who have lost loved ones should exercise their right to seek legal guidance by consulting an experienced DUI accident attorney.
The St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have handled numerous accident cases. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and have recovered over $350 million in compensation. We will take all necessary steps to hold the at-fault driver accountable for the damages you have suffered. Contact us today to receive a free no obligation consultation.