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Tragic head-on collision kills family, drunk driving to blame

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2019 | Drunk Driving Accidents |

For many motorists in New Jersey, the desire to stay safe while traveling is something most have in common. As such, many people do their part to make sure they are observing the rules of the road and allowing extra time for situations that could be dangerous if not observed. However, they cannot control the actions or decisions of other drivers who may not be as responsible. In these situations, sometimes tragic outcomes can happen despite the incident’s having been entirely preventable.

A community in Northville, Michigan is reeling with the devastating loss of a notable family after a drunk driver slammed into their vehicle in a violent head-on collision. The man responsible for the crash had been driving the wrong way on the highway for several miles before he encountered the family. The two parents, three children and the drunk driver were all killed in the impact which was described by first responders as a horrific scene.

Initial investigations into the incident revealed that the drunk driver had an alcohol content level of .306 which is well over four times the legal limit of .08 in Kentucky where the accident occurred. Family members said that the deceased family had been vacationing in Florida and were on their way home when the crash happened. In response to the devastating loss of the family, people are expressing their desire for alcohol restrictions to be even more stringent to prevent unnecessary accidents from happening.

If people have been injured in a drunk driving accident, an attorney may be a valuable partner in their quest to be compensated for damages. With experience working on the legal side of car accidents, an attorney may be able to provide guidance and support in getting victims the compensation they deserve.

Source: Detroit Free Press, “Driver that killed Northville family had .306 alcohol level,” Dejanay Booth, Jan. 16, 2019