No one sets out on the road with the intention of causing harm to another person. However, certain circumstances could cause the law to consider someone at fault for a car accident that claims the life of another person. In some cases, charges for DUI could result from a fatal crash if authorities believe that alcohol or drugs were involved.
It was recently reported that a 27-year-old man was taken into custody after a fatal accident in Pennsylvania. Apparently, the man was driving an SUV east when his vehicle collided with another vehicle at an intersection. The report indicated that there were at least two people in both vehicles. Additionally, the impact of the initial collision caused the second car to travel into the median where it hit a pedestrian.
The pedestrian and a passenger in the second vehicle suffered fatal injuries. Both were transported from the scene to an area hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the second car was also taken to the hospital and was reported as being in stable condition. The passenger in the SUV was not injured, and the driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. That driver was also taken into custody for DUI.
Being involved in a fatal collision is harrowing for everyone. This Pennsylvania man may have had no intention of causing anyone harm, but now he must contend with the repercussions of the incident. Of course, just because he was charged with DUI does not mean that he is guilty. He may wish to create and present a meaningful defense against the charges as his case proceeds, in efforts to maintain his innocence.