While the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol are well noted and harsh penalties exist for those convicted of drinking and driving, there are still motorists who choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. This often has disastrous consequences as shown by the fatal crash that took place on Interstate 65 North on February 1.
Alcohol Related Collision
Two people died and two others were injured in the accident that occurred at 1:20 a.m. north of exit 97. The authorities reported that a Toyota Tacoma became stuck in the wall of an East Cedar Street bridge after clipping a sign near the roadway, and a Saturn smashed into the Toyota when it came to a stop. Two people in the Toyota were killed while the third occupant of the vehicle was taken to an intensive care unit after the crash. The Saturn driver was admitted to a hospital with injuries of unknown severity.
Police noted that the accident required further investigation but suspected alcohol use played a role in the crash.
When an intoxicated driver caused a crash that injured another person, the driver might be held financially liable for any expenses a victim incurs related to the wreck. Services from Nashville injury attorneys might be needed in such a situation because a plaintiff’s counsel must offer evidence showing that a defendant’s negligent behavior caused the accident. Witness statements, receipts from a bar or blood testing conducted by the authorities could all help indicate that a motorist engaged in negligent behavior by driving while drunk.