Driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do and, unfortunately, continues to be a problem in Kentucky and across the country. When drivers get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they not only put their own lives in jeopardy, they endanger the lives of all those around them. Every day in the United States, nearly 30 people die in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. Recently in Lexington, a crashed caused by an alleged drunk driver claimed the life of a young girl.
The crash happened during the overnight hours on Tates Creek Road. According to police, the driver of a sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a red light and slammed into another car that was turning left onto Lansdowne Drive. Reports said the violent collision left all six occupants of the car trapped inside the vehicle.
All six people were extracted by firefighters and rushed to a local hospital with injuries. Sadly, authorities said a 10-year-old girl who was in the car later died at the hospital. Police said the driver of the sedan was suspected of impairment and arrested. Reportedly, she was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other serious charges.
The dangers of drunk driving are well-known, but people still choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Kentucky families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in car accidents may want to consider discussing the matter with an experienced legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in financial relief to help struggling families in this time of loss.