Charges are pending against a Wisconsin man after he caused a DUI accident that injured four Missouri residents. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department reports that two vehicles collided at around 2:45 a.m. in Chester, Wisconsin. A 34-year-old man was operating a 2001 Volvo when he rear-ended a Pontiac Grand Prix on Highway 151. The impact forced the Pontiac to collide with a median and overturn. All four individuals in the Pontiac were taken to the hospital. Fortunately, three of the four victims sustained only minor injuries and the fourth is said to have non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe the occupants in the Pontiac are a family from Clarkton, Missouri. Authorities have reason to believe that the Volvo’s driver was driving while intoxicated and he is facing DUI charges.
The number of deaths caused by drunk driving is catastrophic. While there are numerous forms of reckless driving, driving under the influence is one of the most negligent decisions a driver could make. Mother’s Against Drunk Driving report that there are 28 fatalities daily caused by drunk drivers. Experiencing the death of a loved one in one of the most preventable types of auto accidents is devastating. It is important that you fight for your right, and the rights of your loved one, by seeking a legal consultation.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, we will fight to obtain the justice you and your loved ones deserve. Our personal injury attorneys have over a century of legal experience combined and will use their knowledge, resources, and passion to achieve a successful outcome for your case. Our St. Louis DUI accident attorneys are eager to provide you with a consultation free of charge. Contact us today.