Six people were left injured after an unfortunate under the influence related car crash. Around 9 PM in Vermillion County, a driver under the influence of alcohol collided with the guard barriers of a bridge. This car was subsequently hit by an unsuspecting driver of a pickup truck towing a trailer, which became detached and crashed into a Toyota van with three children riding as passengers. These first collisions caused a later crash, a Ford Explorer which was hit by a Dodge pickup truck. Unfortunately, four drivers and two passengers were injured and are being treated at a nearby hospital.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous. These types of collisions are completely avoidable and have certain regulations in place to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol. All fifty states have adopted laws prohibiting driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C) of .08 percent. Driving with a B.A.C of greater than or equal to .08 can result in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge. Driving while intoxicated happens more frequently than it should. Collectively, drunk driving-related fatalities, unfortunately, increased by 5 percent in 2020, even though miles traveled decreased by over fourteen percent overall.
If you are driving and notice a car driving sporadically or in a manner, that could be a danger to other drivers around, take caution and slow your vehicle to place distance between you and the possible threat. Additionally, set the speed for other drivers around to ensure others are driving cautiously around the potential threat. Understand the possible threats of driving before leaving for your destination. Recognize possible factors that increase the likelihood of drunk drivers, such as holidays and weekends, and be especially observant during late at night drives. Remaining vigilant and cautious is essential to remaining safe in situations where bouts of unsafe and possible DUI-related driving could be present.
Driving while impaired can be extremely dangerous and can cause damage to vehicles, personal injuries, and in the worst case, even death. If you have consumed alcohol and are not fit to drive, call a ride share service, friend or family member or you risk DUI-related consequences, such as loss of license, fines, or even jail time. Driving home under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not worth the potential damages that may come as a result.
While it is important to be watchful of potentially intoxicated drivers, these types of accidents are not always avoidable. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash caused by driving while under the influence, you may be entitled to some compensation to assist with your personal injuries and emotional suffering. By working with our lawyers experienced in DUI-related car crashes at Spiros Law, P.C., we may be able to help you receive the most amount of compensation possible for your case. Call Spiros Law, P.C. and schedule your free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case today.