Head-on collision caused by drunk driver; man sentenced

When people make the decision to still try and drive after they have consumed alcohol, they are putting everyone around them at instant risk of being injured or killed. This includes their own safety and that of their passengers and other motorists who are driving near them. Often, because they are incapacitated in some way, they do not recognize the seriousness of the decision they are making. This is why it is strongly encouraged that people in New Jersey make responsible plans for their transportation before they participate in parties where alcohol is present. 

In an unfortunate and preventable accident in Memphis, Tennessee, a drunk driver caused a tragic outcome when he slammed head-on into another vehicle carrying multiple passengers. Witnesses, including the man's own passenger, told authorities that his erratic driving was creating concern for many before he slammed into an SUV. In the collision, seven people were thrown from the SUV and the driver, a man visiting the town for a funeral, was killed. 

Subsequent investigations revealed that the man was drunk and not in any sort of position to be operating a motor vehicle. Authorities reminded the public of the importance of keeping an eye out for drunken friends and relatives and to do their best to intervene to prevent them from driving away when they are intoxicated. Now, a couple of years after the accident happened, the man responsible for causing the collision faced a court judge for his sentencing. He will reportedly spend 10 years behind bars for the severity of the accident he caused. 

If people have had their lives turned upside down because of the ignorant decision of a drunk driver, an attorney may be able to provide some relief. With their guidance, people may have a more effective chance of sharing their story in a manner that demonstrates why compensation is necessary and deserved. 

Source:, "Man sentenced to 10 years for fatal 2018 drunk driving accident," Jerrita Patterson, Sept. 24, 2019

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