Homes Damaged, 2 Injured, 1 Arrested in Alleged DUI Crash on Scott Boulevard
Two people were injured, multiple homes suffered property damage, and one of the drivers was arrested on DUI charges following a crash on Scott Boulevard on Sunday evening.
Police officers responded to reports of a crash on Scott Boulevard near Pinetree Drive at around 8:42 p.m. on October 13. According to the police, the driver of a 2009 Infiniti G37 was traveling eastbound on Scott Boulevard in the inside line, near the intersection with Pinetree Drive. That driver allegedly failed to maintain their lane and collided with the side of a 2010 Land Rover, which was also traveling eastbound, but in the outside lane.
This collision resulted in the Land Rover leaving the roadway and driving through two fences. It also hit multiple trees and bushes before finally stopping. The Infiniti came to a stop after it crossed to the opposite side of the roadway and struck a power pole at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Merrill Avenue.
The driver of the Land Rover was hospitalized, but the extent of his injuries is not available. The driver of the Infiniti suffered cuts to one of his hands and a passenger in that vehicle was uninjured.
The Infiniti driver, 28-year-old Wilson Hernandez, was arrested on charges of DUI and failure to maintain lane.
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Can I File a Lawsuit After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver in Georgia?
People who have been injured by drunk drivers may have multiple options for financial compensation, depending on the state they were injured in and the circumstances surrounding the crash. Here is attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney with some thoughts on the options for financial compensation available in Georgia drunk driving crashes:
In Georgia and all other states, people who have been injured by drunk drivers may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who injured them. Additionally, Georgia is one of several states with dram shop laws, which allow these injured individuals to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors in certain types of drunk driving crashes.
According to Georgia’s dram shop law, alcohol vendors can be held liable for injuries caused by their customers if the vendor:
- “willfully, knowingly, and unlawfully” serves alcohol to someone who is under age 21, or
- to someone who is “noticeably intoxicated”, and
- the vendor knew that the minor or intoxicated person would soon be driving a motor vehicle.
If you or someone you love has been hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by discussing your case with an experienced DUI crash victims lawyer.
The Intersection of Scott Boulevard and Pinetree Drive in Decatur, GA
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