Driving under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances can increase the possibility of a devastating car accident. Despite the dangers, some drivers do take the chance of injuring themselves or others by operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. According to recent reports, the choices of one driver resulted in a car crash that had fatal consequences in North Las Vegas.
A man was killed in a recent collision involving a drunk driver, according to the North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman. The female driver collided with a man east of Martin Luther King Boulevard on Home Depot Drive and Craig Road. According to reports, the man was trapped inside of his Ford Sedan which had been smashed into a light pole.
According to the police investigation, the man in the Ford sedan was making a right turn on to Home Depot Drive when the woman who was driving under the influence smashed into his vehicle. The woman was arrested for felony DUI as a result of the crash and the death of the driver.
Although in this case the driver of the offending vehicle was arrested, a person injured or killed in a car accident due to the negligent actions of another driver may be entitled to compensation for damages by way of a personal injury lawsuit. Families of a person killed in a DUI-related car crash may also be entitled to justice and compensation for such a tragedy. The family should be able to focus on trying to get closure for the loss and can seek the help of professions in obtaining compensation for the unanticipated results the crash.
Source: Las Vegas Sun, “Man dies as a result of DUI-related accident in North Las Vegas,” Brian Nordli, April 22, 2013
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