Drunk driving accidents are all too common throughout the United States. West Virginia is no exception to this saddening reality. Many different things can impair one's driving ability and endanger the one being impaired and those who are around them. Though a car accident can be caused by a variety of things, distracted driving, something that could be avoided, is one of the major causes of collisions.
Driving under the influence can make it more difficult for a driver to focus and respond to the changes that occur on the road. One man could soon understand the consequences that result from driving while intoxicated. While driving through town, the man reportedly veered into the northbound lanes as he was driving south and collided with another vehicle.
The victim in the accident was an elderly woman. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries; her current condition has not yet been revealed. The driver believed responsible for the car accident also received some injuries, but will be arrested for driving under the influence after he has been treated.
A car accident can greatly affect someone's life. When individuals drive under the influence of alcohol or any other drug, the impairment puts their lives and the lives of others on the road at risk. The victim injured in this West Virginia automobile collision may be able to file civil claims for negligent driving once she recovers from her injuries. Successful personal injury claims can assist with unexpected medical expenses and damages resulting from such accidents.
Source: wvnstv.com, Man arrested for D.U.I. accident, Marques White, Jan. 11, 2014