People in New Jersey who are concerned about the problems associated with impaired driving need to know that this issue includes not only alcohol but also drugs. Unfortunately, many people who are either addicted to drugs or who simply choose to use them for whatever reason still get behind the wheels of cars when under the influence of these substances. Just as with alcohol, this puts innocent people at risk for no reason.
A tragic example of this can be seen in a recent accident at a gas station in which a driver was so impaired by drugs that he says he does not even recall the incident. NBC New York reports that the man, who is 29 years old, crashed at a gas station and was unresponsive to the point of requiring first responders to revive him with Narcan, the substance used to attempt a reversal of an opioid overdose.
While the drugged driver survived and was found to have three drugs in his system including cocaine, three other people died and two more were injured. One of the people killed by the man was a recent emigree to the United States in search of a better future for himself than what he could create in his home country. The other two people killed were a father and his teenage son, leaving that family with much to grieve at one time.
Anyone who must live with the trauma of losing a loved one due to the completely reckless decisions of another person may want to talk with an attorney to learn how they may get help and seek compensation.