Although alcohol can be a fun way to celebrate or relax at the end of the week, it can have tragic consequences if abused. One way to abuse alcohol is to drive after consumption. A New Jersey teen has recently found out just how tragic those consequences can be after a drunk driving accident was caused by his choice to drink and drive.
Three people have now died as a result of a recent early morning drunk driving accident. The crash happened at around 1 o'clock in the morning after the driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the rear-end of a tractor-trailer. The driver survived; however, the three passengers in his vehicle did not.
Two of the passengers died immediately, and the other was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. These injuries were located around the passenger's head area and would cause his death after arriving at the hospital. The surviving driver is now facing multiple charges after leaving the scene before police could question him. Reports indicated that the driver was obtained by law enforcement at his house and is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
Facing charges for the deaths of three people may be both emotionally and mentally hard to deal with, but the criminal charges are not the only thing he may have to worry about. The families of these New Jersey teen victims may also choose to file claims against the driver for his actions, resulting in the drunk driving accident. These claims may help the families financially after having to deal with the funeral and burial expenses of their loved ones.
Source: CBS Philly, Driver, 19, Charged In I-95 Crash That Killed 3 In New Jersey, No author, Dec. 12, 2013