Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash with Horse-Drawn Buggy
Three Amish children were killed after an alleged drunk driver rear-ended their horse-drawn carriage with his pickup truck on Friday, June 7.
Those three victims have been identified as 6-year-old Lillian Graber, 4-year-old Moses Graber, and 2-year-old Jacob Graber.
According to the authorities, five kids and two parents were ejected from the carriage during the crash. The mother and another child both were hospitalized in serious condition.
21-year-old Tyler Frye was driving the pickup truck. He has been charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated causing death and two counts of driving while intoxicated causing serious injury.
Frye was arraigned on June 8 and was being held at the Branch County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
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Legal Recourse For Drunk Driving Victims and Their Families in Michigan
At Wagner Reese, our car accident lawyers represent people who have been injured by drunk drivers and the families of fatal drunk driving crash victims. Continue reading for some general information regarding the legal rights of these victims and families in Michigan:
In Michigan and all other states, drunk driving injury victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. However, Michigan is also one of several states which allow a second type of lawsuit, known as a dram shop claim. In certain types of drunk driving crashes, dram shop claims allow victims and their families to file lawsuits against an alcohol vendor who served the drunk driver prior to the crash.
Dram shop laws differ depending on the state. According to Michigan dram shop law, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries caused by a customer if the vendor provided alcohol to someone who was either under 21 years old or already visibly intoxicated.
Each drunk driving crash case is unique. If you or someone you love has recently been hit by a drunk driver in Michigan, you can learn more about your legal rights by speaking with an experienced drunk driving crash victims lawyer.
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