People in Kansas City have a responsibility to act in a safe manner when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle, and this is especially true when others are in the car with them. As such, they should avoid drinking while under the influence of any alcohol or drugs, engaging in distractive behaviors or operating the car in a manner that poses a risk to others. When people act in such ways, tragedy often results.
This appears to be the case concerning a recent car accident that occurred in Lee’s County. An 18-year-old driver with a high amount of Benzodiazapine in his system, apparently lost control of his vehicle, which landed upside down after hitting another car. A witness to the crash stated that prior to the accident, the teen was trying to steer back into his lane after trying to pass another car. It was also stated that the car was traveling at a speed of between 80-100 miles per hour.
Inside the car were two other teenage boys of the same age; one boy died from his injuries after he was taken to the hospital while the other one died in the accident. The teen driver, who was also seriously injured has been charged with assault in the 2nd degree and involuntary manslaughter.
Whether an intoxicated driver has been charged criminally or not, victims or their families can still seek financial justice. Therefore, they may find it helpful to meet with an injury attorney