Our personal injury attorneys see the devastating effects drunk driving and DUIs have on families and urge drivers not to drink and drive. New Year’s Eve is a popular night for parties and family gatherings, many of which serve alcohol. If you plan on consuming alcohol this New Year’s Eve, please designate a driver. Our attorneys encourage drivers to set aside extra money for a cab and stick the number to a local cab company in their purse or wallet before leaving for the night. If there is any doubt at all that you have had too much to drink, call a ride. Give your car keys to a responsible person when you arrive at the party, or make arrangements to stay overnight at the family gathering. It is better to wake up in a bed at your family’s house than to cause another driver to wake up in the hospital or not at all. Don’t be the cause of wrongful death and personal injuries after drunk driving car accidents.
A tragic car accident last night resulting in the wrongful death of five family members is the only evidence needed to prove how devastating drinking and driving can be. An alleged drunk driver traveling the wrong way on I-280 in North Toledo hit the family of eight almost head on, killing a mother and four children, one of whom was only an infant. Police said the driver’s blood alcohol level at the time of the accident was 0.254 percent, over 3 times the legal limit in Ohio, according to the Toledo Blade. The family was believed to be traveling home to Maryland after visiting relatives in Michigan for Christmas when the car accident occurred.