Man Charged In 2010 Missouri Drunk Driving Accident That Injured Two
July 24, 2012
Statistics show that in 2009, alcohol was a contributing factor in more than one-third of Missouri’s 878 motor vehicle fatalities
To battle the problem, Missouri has enacted laws in order to prosecute offenders on more serious charges than just drinking and driving if an accident that they cause involves a death or injury.
Take, for instance, the case of a 28-year-old St. Charles County man who was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, as well as second-degree assault in connection to a 2010 accident he caused while driving drunk that injured two people. According to The St. Charles Patch, the crash happened at around 4:50 a.m. on September 25 2010, along Summergate Parkway. Documents show that the accused was driving at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a vehicle in front of him.
The impact caused the vehicle that was hit to spin out and strike the wall of the Parkway just moments before being hit by another vehicle. The victim of the rear-ended vehicle suffered a head injury, while the driver of the third vehicle involved was hospitalized with a punctured lung, broken ribs, and a chipped hipbone.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers would advise anyone who has been injured in a St. Louis drunk driving car accident to look into their legal options by discussing their case with a knowledgeable attorney.