Accidents caused by drunk drivers can have a detrimental impact on everyone involved. For those individuals who are struck by a drunk driver, they are often left seriously injured and in some cases death may result. Families of the victims of drunk driving accidents are often left to deal with the aftermath of these types of accidents. Whether the support is financial, physical or emotional, families are as much the victim of drunk drivers as the victims themselves. Car crashes involving drunk drivers are often difficult to understand and difficult to handle.
In Pennsylvania and throughout the country, car crashes involving alcohol often result in serious injuries or death. Sadly, family and friends of those injured or killed are often left to deal with the horrible ramifications of accidents caused by drunk drivers.
A 57-year-old man in Allentown recently admitted in court that he was drunk when he caused a car accident that took the life of a 1-year-old girl. The crash happened in North Whitehall Township last year, when the man's vehicle crossed the center line of the road and collided with an oncoming minivan. At the time of the accident, his blood-alcohol level was shown to be .21 percent -- nearly three times the legal limit to drive.
Last month, a serious car accident occurred in Douglass Township that left one man dead after the car he was riding in ended up upside-down in a creek. The car wasn't found until 11 hours after the accident, during which time the 21-year-old passenger drowned. The driver survived the crash with minimal injuries, but police reported his blood alcohol level was 0.12 percent nearly 12 hours after the crash.