Drunk Driver Runs Red Light in Georgia Accident, Resulting in the Death of Three People
As Georgia citizens, we always hope that drunk driving will not end in tragedy. It is an unfortunate reality that innocent individuals will suffer the consequences of one person's decision to drive under the influence. Shortly after the Fourth of July holiday, a Wake County couple and another woman lost their lives when a drunk driver ran a red light, striking the victims' car while they were on their way to church in Lithonia, according to WTVD TV. Such a devastating fate is unimaginable for many people, and losing loved ones in this way can leave them with irreparable emotional pain.
A DUI-related accident can occur in a variety of ways, as one driver can be more impaired than another driver, or will react differently from being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, the time of day, the location and driving conditions all play a role in how severe a DUI accident can be.
For example, the drunk driver in the Lithonia accident was reportedly driving on a Sunday during the daytime, and a large number of DUI accidents typically occur at night. Other drivers may feel safer driving during the day, when there is an expectation that most people on the roadway are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As such, every DUI accident is unique, and the resulting injuries can be just as unique, ranging from minor to extremely serious or fatal.
The Aftermath of a DUI Accident that Results in Injuries or Death
Just like any other automobile accident, a DUI accident can have consequences that last a lifetime, not only for victims, but also for their loved ones. Injuries sustained in any automobile accident include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
- Minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises;
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Broken and/or fractured bones;
- Torn ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles;
- Internal body damage (such as ruptured organs);
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Partial or complete paralysis;
- Amputations; and
These injuries are devastating regardless of whether or not the driver who caused the accident was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, adding a DUI into the equation can make the situation more traumatic and emotionally painful for the individuals who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many injured victims rightfully seek to hold the at-fault driver accountable, and do so alongside a personal injury attorney who is a true advocate for his or her clients. An attorney can help to provide the means for injured victims to recover for the pain they have endured, as nobody should suffer at the expense of another's conduct.
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