Despite increased education and public awareness campaigns, driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be a problem across the state of New Jersey. Driving is a task that requires constant focus and attention. However, when alcohol is introduced, even very basic tasks become difficult, and driving becomes extremely dangerous. According to statistics, two out of three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. A recent car accident involving an alleged drunk driver left a woman and two children with injuries.
According to accident reports, the crash occurred when an alleged drunk driver steered into oncoming traffic. Police say the alleged intoxicated driver was traveling north in a sedan. The sedan crossed into southbound traffic and collided with an SUV.
The female driver of the SUV and her two children were injured in the crash. They were transported to a local medical center for treatment. Reports say sobriety tests determined that the driver of the sedan had a blood alcohol content level of 0.11, which was above the legal limit of 0.08. He was charged with drunken driving as well as a bevy of other charges.
Driving is a privilege that should never be taken for granted. However, there will always be irresponsible drivers who take to the road while intoxicated. New Jersey citizens that suffer personal injury or the loss of a loved one due to negligence of another party in a car accident can take legal action. A successful lawsuit can result in vital compensation that can be used to cover medical bills and other expenses.
Source: lehighvalleylive.com, “Woman, 2 kids hurt after drunken driver veers into oncoming lane, cops say“, Pamela Sroka-Holzmann, Oct. 1, 2017