The 19-year-old driver that caused a Lawrence Township truck accident on December 12 that killed three on Interstate 95 has been charged with two counts of death by auto and one count of assault by auto. The 19-year-old was driving under the influence on I-95 when he lost control of his car and slid into the back of a tractor-trailer. Two people in the tractor-trailer were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The third was hospitalized after the accident with a brain injury and later died, which may increase the charges against the 19-year-old driver. The victims were 20, 19, and 18 years old.
Police say the driver, also charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, attempted to flee the collision on foot but was arrested at his home in Hamilton shortly after the accident. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
Driving under the influence is an extreme form of negligence and can cause fatal motor vehicle accidents. Those who are reckless on the road and cause the wrongful deaths of others deserve to be held responsible for their actions. When a loved one is suddenly killed in a fatal accident, surviving family members may be left overwhelmed with grief and unable to handle the legal details. An experienced injury attorney can help you find who is at fault and seek compensation and justice when a loved one is killed by a negligent driver.
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Spevack’s Did You Know: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
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