Man Causes Accident, Fights With Rescuers, Arrested For Dui
It’s an unfortunate reality that getting behind the wheel often means you’re taking your life into your hands. No matter how safe you might be on the roads, you are still at the mercy of other drivers. Many people unfortunately might not take safety as seriously as you do.
When encounters with these types of drivers occur, the results can vary from a minor inconvenience to a complete disaster. If you become an accident victim because of the reckless acts of another, you are within your rights to seek financial relief for damages and injuries you received.
Several people might currently be weighing their options after an accident on I-80 resulted in a man facing several charges. The incident began when a man driving a Kia Optima attempted to pass two other cars. He lost control of his vehicle and veered into a Dodge Ram. The collision caused debris to enter the air, some of which struck another vehicle, a Mitsubishi Galant.
The Kia driver was allegedly uncooperative and combative to emergency crews that responded to the accident. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they performed DUI testing and found the driver of the Kia to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with felony DUI, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.
The vehicles involved in the accident received moderate damage, and one of the drivers was injured. If they so choose, those who suffered losses and injuries in the accident can seek damages for vehicle repairs, medical bills or other expenses directly related to the accident. A legal professional can assist anyone in this position to determine if seeking financial relief is the ideal solution for their particular situation.
Source: Daily Democrat, “I-80 traffic accident leads to DUI arrest after driver fights with firefighters” No author given, Jan. 21, 2014