Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a problem that continues to plague the state of Florida. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is reckless, irresponsible and one of the most dangerous things a person can do. This is common knowledge for most drivers here, so why do so many people continue to do it? Those who drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them.
Fatal accident blamed on drunk driver
Recently in Sarasota, an alleged intoxicated driver caused an accident that killed one person and injured severalothers. The accident happened a little before midnight in the 3100 block of Courtland Street. According to police reports, the driver of a car drove off the road and crashed into a garage. Reportedly, there were six women in the garage at the time of the crash.
Tragically, authorities said one of the women lost her life in the accident. Three other women were taken to a local hospital with injuries, reports said. Police arrested the driver and charged him with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, no valid driver’s license resulting in death and other serious charges.
Where can victims and families go for help?
Despite awareness campaigns and tireless law enforcement efforts, people still choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Families in Florida who lose a loved one in an accident caused by a drunk driver have the right to take legal action and pursue claims for monetary damages. By contacting a skilled litigator and filing a claim, families could be awarded financial relief to help ease their pain and suffering.