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County Road 20 & Foley Beach Express

The intersection of County Road 20 and Foley Beach Express, where a 20-year-old pregnant woman was killed in a suspected drunk driving accident.

Debra Estep Arrested For Fatal Car Accident

Police in Foley, Alabama arrested 57-year-old Debra Estep after she caused an accident that ended up killing a young expectant mother on August 5. According to investigators, Estrep turned onto Foley Beach Express going the wrong way, near the intersection with Country Road 20. Estep’s vehicle then struck another vehicle head-on. A 20-year-old pregnant woman who was riding as a passenger in that second vehicle was injured and flown to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the second vehicle only suffered minor injuries. Estep was also injured and flown to a hospital.

The police suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. The case is still being investigated by the Foley Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Division.

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Drunk Driving Accident Liability Laws In Alabama

Attorney Contributor Brian Kent has offered The Legal Herald some more information on the legal rights of drunk driving accident victims in Alabama:

When an innocent victim gets injured or killed by a drunk driver, the victim (or their family) may have legal recourse by filing a lawsuit. In Alabama, victims have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver, and in some cases, victims can file dram shop lawsuits against businesses or social hosts who provided alcohol to the drunk driver in an illegal manner. Alabama state law prohibits selling or providing alcohol to someone who is already visibly intoxicated. This applies both to alcohol-vending businesses like bars and nightclubs, along with party hosts who continue to serve visibly drunk guests. Additionally, individuals who provide alcohol to people under age 21 can be held liable if that person drinks underage and later causes a car accident.

Determining your eligibility for a drunk driving lawsuit will require a careful review of your case by an experienced drunk driver victims lawyer.

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About Brian Kent

Attorney Contributor:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented numerous clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.

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