Whenever serious motor vehicle collisions occur, it is all the more tragic when they could have been prevented if one of the drivers had made a different decision before getting behind the wheel. When drivers consume alcohol and attempt to drive, they are taking not only their lives for granted, but those of everyone else on the roadway. A recent drunk driving accident in New Jersey injured a total of six people.
Authorities stated that the vehicle the victims were traveling in was making a left turn when it was struck. The car of the other driver involved hit the victims’ car on the front passenger side. Though the crash remains under investigation, the driver believed to be responsible was arrested on the scene under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Multiple emergency rescue agencies responded to the scene. The car that was struck contained five people who all suffered serious to moderate injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The driver who was arrested was uninjured. His passenger, however, suffered serious injuries and was also taken to the hospital.
Those that suffered injuries in the collision may choose to file individual personal injury claims against the driver believed to be responsible. If their claims successfully prove that driver negligent, they could receive monetary damages that could help pay for medical bills and any other financial losses related to the crash. Anyone injured in a drunk driving accident could consult an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to learn more about filing personal injury claims.
Source: Manchester, NJ Patch, “6 Injured, Driver Charged With Drunk Driving In 2-Car Manchester Crash: Police“, Karen Wall, June 25, 2017