Posted on July 7th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
The morning after the July 4th holiday, Syracuse Police responded to an accident involving a single vehicle that crashed into a bridge abutment. According to initial reports, the driver of the vehicle had a blood alcohol level of .23 percent, nearly four times the state’s legal limit. The driver admitted to officers at the scene that she had, “tons of alcohol,” and was driving too fast when she lost control. Her passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and driver was taken to University Hospital for her injuries. Due to the nature of the crash and her BAC level, the driver has been charged with a DWI and second-degree manslaughter for the death of her passenger. The passenger’s family could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver for her negligent and reckless driving. Drunk driving accidents make up about 40% of all auto accidents in the U.S. and have the potential to cause devastating effects for passengers and other drivers.
If you were injured in an accident involving alcohol, do not hesitate to contact a Drunk Driver Accident Attorney at Page Cagle today for a free consultation.