Unfortunately, as a Detroit personal injury lawyer, I see a lot of tragic cases that may have been prevented. Last month, a suspected drunk driver ran a red light in Western Michigan, slamming into the vehicle of a young couple and pushing both vehicles into the path of an oncoming semi. The young couple was killed in the accident.
An experienced Detroit personal injury sees this play out way too many times. According to reports, the 27-year-old was charged with two counts of drunken driving causing death. This was not the driver’s first brush with the law either. Reports said he has both drug convictions as well as an operating while intoxicated conviction. He apparently got his license back in June, after a suspension.
The man accused of causing the accident had been drinking at a bar earlier in the evening. An initial hearing was held Friday where the court heard testimonies from witnesses along with the testimony of the doctor who determined the driver was drunk at the time of the crash.
The victims in this case were a 20-year-old woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend. Accidents like this are extremely tragic and heartbreaking. No family should have to bury their loved ones, especially when those loved ones are so young and full of life.
In any type of drunk driving case where someone is injured or killed, it is crucial to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer will be able to help piece together the case and fight to make sure the person who caused so much pain will be held accountable for his or her actions. If you or your loved one has suffered in a drunk driving accident, it is imperative to call and speak with an aggressive Detroit personal injury lawyer today.