Impaired Driver in Tickfaw Crashes into Vehicle Fatally Injuring Two People
Every day in the United States, 28 people die in motor vehicle accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that every 51 minutes, a person loses their life due to this preventable, selfish act.
Thousands of lives could be saved every year if people did not drink and drive. Unfortunately, however, many people still engage in this senseless behavior and innocent lives are being lost due to the negligence of others.
On Christmas Eve, a woman was irresponsibly traveling at a high rate of speed on LA 1065 after drinking alcohol. The woman swerved and struck the rear of another vehicle, causing the vehicle’s gas tank to rupture which led to both cars being set on fire.
The driver who was driving drunk survived the crash, however her reckless behavior caused the death of two innocent people in the other vehicle, a mother and a child.
The female drunk driver was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two counts of vehicular homicide and careless operation of a vehicle.
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Gauthier Amedee would like to remind everyone to be safe and sober whenever you get behind the wheel. There are many alternatives to driving after drinking, so there is no reason anyone should ever drink and drive. If you are drinking and need a ride please do one of the following:
- Designate a Sober Driver – this could be a friend or family member that will commit to staying sober and will commit to getting you home safely.
- Use a car service app – if you have a smartphone, you can download either the Uber app or Lyft app, if you don’t already have it, and easily and affordably call a car on demand.
- Call a cab – Alternatively, if you do not have a smartphone, call a cab.
- Stay Where You Are – just stay put, and sober up. Sleep it off where you are, and do not put others lives in jeopardy.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. Call the experienced Gonzales car accident lawyers who are here to help handle your entire car accident insurance claim. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.
Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.December 27th, 2017