In driver’s education, one of the first things the instructor teaches his or her students is to look both ways before crossing an intersection and to always obey traffic signals. This is a tactic that most use every day while driving. Sometimes drivers fail to exercise this golden rule. A driver suspected of causing a drunk driving accident may have ignored this rule, and it led to an accident involving 5 vehicles and leaving at least one victim with serious injuries.
The crash happened at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard. A Chevrolet Tahoe headed eastbound blew through the intersection after failing to heed a red light. When crossing the intersection, the Tahoe collided with an Oldsmobile and pushed the vehicle into three others that were stopped on the other side of the intersection. The three vehicles across the intersection suffered property damage only; however, the driver of the Oldsmobile wasn’t so lucky. The driver was airlifted to a nearby hospital with reported traumatic injury.
The driver of the Tahoe attempted to flee the scene of the accident after the crash. Authorities apprehended the suspect and administered a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. The suspect has now been charged with felony DUI with bodily harm and felony hit-and-run. The current health condition of the victim has not yet been reported. The case is still under investigation.
Accidents where innocent drivers are hit by a drunk driver are difficult for hear about. Undoubtedly, the injured driver will have the toughest time recovering from the crash. The driver’s health is the first concern, and often hefty medical bills accompany the recuperation. It is important that the victim, along with the victim’s family, put time into figuring out both what happened and whether they are entitled to monetary damages resulting from the accident.
Source: jrn.com, “Police investigating 5 car crash, one driver arrested for felony DUI,” Rebecca Lewis, Sept. 28, 2014