Suspected DUI Crash near Lynhurst and MLK Jr. Leaves 14 Injured
14 people were injured in an eight-vehicle crash that police believe was caused by a drunk driver on Saturday.
Officers responded to what was initially thought to be two separate crashes at around 7 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Lynhurst Drive. Police found eight damaged vehicles and 14 injured people, including the suspected drunk driver.
All 14 people involved in the crash were hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
46-year-old Bryant Holyfield was charged with DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, following too closely, and having no license on his person.
Click the link to read about a similar incident covered by the Legal Herald: Bozeman, Montana – Suspected Drunk Driver Jonathan Vander Sande Arrested After 4 Hospitalized Following Crash.
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Financial Compensation For People Injured in Georgia DUI Crashes
Attorney contributor Brian Kent helps DUI injury crash victims recover the financial compensation they deserve. Brian has offered to add some general information on the legal rights of these injury victims in Georgia:
People who have been injured by drunk drivers often struggle with a variety of financial and personal difficulties caused by their injuries. This is why it’s important to seek out financial compensation after being injured in a DUI crash.
Drunk drivers can be sued directly in personal injury lawsuits, but this isn’t always the only form of available financial compensation. In some situations, Georgia and many other states allow drunk driving crash victims to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors as well. These are called dram shop lawsuits.
An alcohol vendor who served a drunk driver prior to a crash that resulted in injuries to others can be held liable in Georgia if:
- alcohol was “willfully, knowingly, and unlawfully” served to someone under 21 years old, or
- to someone who was “noticeably intoxicated,” and
- the alcohol vendor knew that the minor or intoxicated person would soon be getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured after being hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced DUI injury victims lawyers.
The Intersection of Lynhurst Drive and MLK Jr. Drive in Atlanta, GA
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