Drunk Driver Kills Three In Alabama Car Crash
January 3rd, 2012|
January 3, 2012
Drunk driving has claimed the lives of three young men after they were involved in a collision with a service truck last Wednesday night. According to ABC 33/40 News, the crash happened at the Sam Sutton intersection with Highway 82 in Coker, Alabama.
Police say they believe an intoxicated man in his 20’s was behind the wheel of a pickup truck when they ran a stop sign and cut in front of the service truck passing through the intersection. The service truck T-boned the pickup and sent it flipping over a guardrail and into the median of the highway. All three men in the pickup died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the service truck was uninjured.
Reports say that the driver of the truck had just gotten out of jail for a DUI offense two weeks prior to the accident. This was the second accident at the intersection in the last five months. A crash occurred late this summer that also took two people’s lives.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of people ages 18-25–their research also shows that 60 percent of those crashes were alcohol related.
The Alabama rollover accident attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers encourage parents to discuss the dangers of drinking and driving, and riding with those who have been drinking, with their teens and young adults. Always assure them that there are other options of getting home other than driving while intoxicated.