Every driver knows that traveling can be treacherous these days. In the state of Delaware, high traffic volumes exist at nearly all hours of the day. To avoid car accidents, drivers must always be attentive and focused behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are some who will choose to drive while intoxicated or impaired, and by doing so, they endanger the lives of all those around them.
A man was recently sent to prison for driving under the influence and causing a crash that resulted in injuries to a young boy. The accident happened near Georgetown at a traffic light on U.S. 113. According to reports, the man, who was driving a pickup truck, failed to stop at the traffic light and violently collided with the rear of an SUV. Reports said the collision knocked the SUV into the median and onto its left side.
The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries while a 6-year-old passenger was seriously injured and rushed to a children’s hospital for treatment. Police determined the driver of the pickup truck to be under the influence of drugs. He was charged with DUI, among other serious charges, and was sentenced to two weeks of prison and two years of probation.
Unfortunately, even drivers who practice safe driving habits can be involved in an accident. In Delaware, when negligence in car accidents causes injury or loss, victims and family members have the option to take legal action. A successful claim could result in a substantial monetary award to help families financially recover from this difficult experience.