Drunk driving accident kills man on I-95

Driving while under the influence is simply not smart. The chances of injuring or killing someone are considerable higher when a driver does not have a clear head while behind the wheel. While the penalties for drunk driving vary depending on the damage done, there are others who are forever separated from a loved one or who may end up with astronomical medical bills from treatment for an injury that should have never happened. Drunk driving is said to be the reason a man was killed in an early morning accident on a Georgia interstate.

The report from a Georgia State Patrol trooper stated the 29-year-old driver of a pickup truck was headed north on I-95 and was at the point of a bridge over a creek when he ran into the back of a Mack dump truck. The collision caused the dump truck to veer toward the guardrails, and when the driver swerved to avoid them, the truck turned over. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup also swerved toward the guardrail but was able to correct himself after guiding his truck back onto the interstate and crossing the two northbound lanes before coming to a stop. Troopers responding to the scene had reason to believe he had been drinking, but he would not submit to any type of testing. He was eventually required to give a blood sample as a result of a search warrant. At the time of the report he was still in the county jail with no bond having been set. The charges against him include vehicular homicide and DUI.

A family is mourning the loss of someone they loved, all because another person chose to drive drunk. They will have a number of decisions to make in the next months, none of them easy ones. One action they may want to consider is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, where any award granted could help with the financial burdens this loss left them. Georgia residents who have had to say goodbye to a loved one too soon because of a drunk driving accident canĀ talk to an attorney to discuss the options available for legal recourse.

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