Even with the increasing availability of ridesharing options, too many people in Indiana continue to stubbornly hold tight to their keys and choose to drive after they have been drinking. Residents throughout the state should be aware that the stereotype of drunk drivers being otherwiseirresponsible citizens is not always true. Unfortunately many people who have jobs in which they are intended to protect others end up causing harm to the very people they should serve.
Such is the case in a recent accident in which a firefighter was killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver in this incident happened to be another firefighter himself. The fatal crash happened on a Friday night. The at-fault driver actually hit a total of three vehicles before finally coming to a stop. The man who died was hit when the drunk driver struck the second of those three vehicles.
Multiple vehicles had arrived at a location when a report of a previous wreck was received. While at that scene, the drunk driver arrived. Tests indicate that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent at 0.21 percent. He has been charged with reckless driving and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.
Family members who lose their loved ones at the hands of a drunk driver might want to pursue compensation. Talking with an attorney in Indiana may offer insights into how to do this.
Source: Fox News, "Drunk Indiana firefighter hits, kills fellow firefighter with car, police say," November 11, 2017