When a loved one suffers injuries in a preventable accident, it can be upsetting to Delaware family members who are trying to make sense of the events. However, when the accident involves someone who is allegedly impaired by drugs or alcohol, loved ones may be even more frustrated. Drunk driving accidents often leave victims with devastating injuries, including life-changing traumatic brain injuries. One recent accident in another state is a prime example.
Police reports say that around 3 a.m. on a Sunday, a 31-year-old driver was traveling over 100 mph on a multi-lane highway when he slammed into the back of an SUV. Police determined that the impact of the collision was so forceful that it flipped the SUV onto its roof, causing the ejection of one passenger. When rescue workers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a broken jaw and a traumatic brain injury.
The tragic aftermath
The driver of the other vehicle reportedly told police he could not remember where he had been prior to the accident. However, police noted that his eyes were red and his breath smelled like alcohol. Apparently this was not his first DWI arrest. He is currently facing charges of intoxicated assault causing serious bodily injury.
The victim likely faces a long and difficult recovery from her injuries. Traumatic brain injuries often leave victims with serious physical and cognitive deficits. Such victims may incur untold amounts in medical bills to regain some normalcy and quality of life. It is not unusual for Delaware victims and their families to seek financial relief through the civil courts.