Another accident caused by a drunk driver has been reported in Nashville, Tennessee. This time a female driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence following the DUI accident. She is also being charged with assault with a weapon and intentionally hitting the driver of another car in a hit-and-run accident.
According to an affidavit, the accused, 25, crashed into the back of a car, which was occupied by another driver and his son. The crash occurred on the I-65 exit, which leads to the Rosa Parks Boulevard. According to the second driver, he was hit after the accused crashed her car into him before she drove away.
The investigators were able to trace the woman and her car to an apartment parking lot near the scene of the accident. The investigation revealed that the woman was so drunk that she was staggering near her parked car. According to the affidavit, the woman informed the police that she had been to a party and had been drinking. The woman also stated that she thought that she had collided with a wall on her way home. Sobriety tests were conducted, which he woman failed. As a result, she was taken into custody.
The accused was driving with a passenger. According to the passenger, the woman got scared and tried to leave the accident scene.
In car accident cases where negligence can be proven, the victim can claim compensation for medical costs and other related expenses. In the case of a fatality, the victim's family can claim compensation for funeral costs as well as for the loss of income to the household.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and have questions regarding the possibility of filing a claim, contact an attorney right away to find out what options are available for you.
Source: newschannel5.com, "Woman Charged With DUI, Assault After Hit-And-Run," Nov. 19, 2012