Stories consistently make the news headlines about people who have lost their lives too soon due to some type of accident. Often, those accidents are caused by drunk driving. A Georgia man who had completed medical school and was looking forward to a career in physical therapy died at the age of 26. The tragedy has been blamed on drunk driving.
The University of Georgia graduate was on his way home from a training class when another driver, who police say had been drinking, crashed into him. The victim’s car was so badly damaged that the door had to be cut at the hinges so emergency responders could remove him. He was rushed to an area hospital, but he died two days later.
Police at the scene reported the other driver was unsteady on his feet, and his speech was slurred. Despite police finding cans of unopened beer in his pickup truck, he claimed he had not been drinking. He refused a field sobriety test and was charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. At last report, he was still in jail and no bond had been set for his release.
The victim’s family is seeking financial support through a GoFundMe account. They would also be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim against the allegedly drunk driver. Anyone in Georgia who has had to endure a similar drunk driving tragedy can speak to an attorney about the rights they have to pursue claims for monetary compensation against those who are responsible.