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Auto Accident Claims Life, Caused by Drinking and Driving


An auto accident resulting in a fatality occurred in Alpine Township, Michigan on Sunday around 3:50 in the afternoon. Allegedly, the driver of a 2008 Ford Taurus did not stop at a stop sign, which caused for it to hit a 2004 Pontiac Montana. The impact of the collision caused for the Montana to intercept the pathway of a pickup truck, so the truck struck the vehicle. Tragically, a passenger in the Montana passed away at the scene of the accident and the driver, and another passenger were taken to receive medical attention for their injuries, which were not severe. It is believed that the driver of the Taurus was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Driving while under the influence is extremely dangerous- it is among the top three causes of vehicle accidents. Drunk driving takes place when a person’s blood alcohol concentration is above .08%. However, if you have had a drink, it is safest to find another driver who is completely sober. Contrary to common belief, time is the only factor that can truly cause a person to be sober. In addition, a person is injured every 120 seconds in an accident related to drunk driving.

If the negligence of another driver resulted in you or a loved one suffering from an auto accident, contact the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth. With over a century of combined legal experience, our father-son team of attorneys have handled a wide range of vehicle accident cases. Our knowledge of the law will allow us to handle your case both swiftly and successfully. Contact the experienced attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth today to receive a free consultation.

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