Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.
Call For Your Free Consultation
570-221-6541
Or Toll Free At
800-858-1532

Police officer dies in drunk driving accident in Pennsylvania


Drunk driving accidents are all too common in America. Even with public service announcements explaining the dangers of drunk driving and how it can adversely impact another driver's life, drunk driving accidents still occur with relative frequency. When a car crash occurs, law enforcement authorities will investigate the crash, and one bit of information they usually look for is whether or not one of the parties involved was under the influence of alcohol. If it is determined that the accident was caused by a drunk driver, the case is usually handled differently.

In Upper Darby, a township in Pennsylvania, there was an accident involving a police officer recently. The officer died as a result of the accident. The police officer was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a truck that was being operated by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. The drunk driver faces a multitude of charges, including aggravated assault, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Driving under the influence is illegal and is normally prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Many states have statutes that specifically deal with drunk driving accidents aimed at protecting victims who are hit by a drunk driver. Depending on the nature and circumstances surrounding the accident and the severity of the damages and injuries involved, a drunk driver could face jail time. Outside of a possible criminal prosecution for drunk driving, victims in these types of accidents can also seek compensation in a civil case.

Source: CBS Philly, "Lansdowne Man Charged In DUI Crash That Killed Philadelphia School District Cop," Mike Dougherty, May 10, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

How Can We Help You?Schedule your free consultation today!

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
Contact Us
Phone
570-221-6541
Toll Free
800-858-1532
Fax
570-622-5336
Office Location

Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.
1 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901

Toll Free: 800-858-1532
Phone: 570-221-6541
Fax: 570-622-5336
Pottsville Law Office Map

Review Us Review Us Arrow