Around 2:30 a.m. the couple, both 72 years of age, sat in their living room watching television when a car burst through the outer wall of the room. The couple and their furniture sailed into the next room, where the wife was severely injured. She was airlifted to the trauma center of a hospital approximately 60 miles away and was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain. Doctors believe she will only need to be admitted for a few days and they plan to release her. Her husband was not hurt.
City police responded to the incident but the accident investigation was transferred to the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP believes that a 45-year-old man had a few too many alcoholic beverages before he ran through a stop sign, through the yard, and into the house. The homeowners said the man backed out of the house but waited for the police. Although he was arrested on a DUI charge, the results of blood tests taken after the incident have not been released.
Medical bills from serious injuries caused by drunk driving can be overwhelming. Should death occur, there are also funeral and burial costs. Those affected have the option to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in civil court against the party or parties believed to be responsible. A skilled Georgia attorney can guide a client through the claims process in pursuit of all applicable monetary damages.