Many people in Massachusetts partake in an alcoholic drink from time to time. They may be celebrating a special occasion, they may be enjoying a night out with friends or they may simply be relaxing at home. However, when one drink becomes two or three or more, people can behave irresponsibly. One of the most dangerous things they can do if they are drunk is get behind the wheel of a car. Unfortunately, one person recently did just that, with catastrophic results.
A car accident caused by a person driving the wrong way on Route 95 seriously injured another motorist. The incident, which took place in Reading, Massachusetts, began when a woman, age 26, operating a 2013 Honda Civic drove due north in the southbound lane of Route 95. The woman proceeded to crash into a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, which was heading due south.
The motorist operating the Volkswagen was hospitalized with injuries that have been described as serious. The condition of the wrong-way driver has not been reported on. However, while the incident is still being investigated, police think that the wrong-way motorist may have been drunk at the time of the accident.
There simply is no excuse for drunk driving, which is why it’s important to hold intoxicated motorists responsible for their actions. One way to do this is by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. When a person is seriously injured by a drunk driver, the victim may incur many expenses. Of course, there will be medical bills, but a person might also lose wages from being unable to work and they may experience great pain and suffering. By seeking compensation, they may at least obtain the funds they need to offset these damages.
Source: necn.com, “Wrong-Way Driver Causes Serious Crash in Reading, Massachusetts,” Kaitlin McKinley Becker, Oct. 22, 2017