Man Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Hit-and-Run on Mount Church Road
A 38-year-old man was injured in a hit-and-run crash involving a suspected drunk driver on the 5400 block of Mount Church Road in Macon on Monday evening. Brittany Boyd has been charged with DUI and hit and run causing injuries.
According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Boyd was driving a Ford Expedition with two passengers along Mount Pleasant Church Road at around 5:30 p.m. when she crashed into a Honda Oddysey. A 38-year-old man in the Odyssey was injured in the crash.
Boyd is accused of driving away from the scene of the crash. A witness followed Boyd’s vehicle and contacted the sheriff’s office. Deputies responded to the call and found Boyd on Griffin’s Hill Road. Part of the Honda Odyssey was still stuck on Boyd’s vehicle.
Boyd was arrested. The man who was injured was brought to The Medical Center, Navicent Health and was listed in stable condition. No one else was injured in the crash.
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How Can I Get Financial Compensation After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver in Georgia?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them fight for the financial compensation they deserve. Here are some thoughts from Brian on the legal options available to these individuals in Georgia:
Getting injured by a drunk driver causes a variety of both personal and financial difficulties. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, it’s important to be aware of your legal rights and options for financial compensation.
You may already know that you could have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver who injured you. But in some cases, your legal options may not end there. There are some situations where people that have been hit by drunk drivers may have grounds for a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor. This is known as a dram shop claim.
Georgia is one of several states with dram shop laws. According to Georgia Code section 51-4-40, you may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against an alcohol vendor if the vendor:
- “willfully, knowingly, and unlawfully” served alcohol to someone who was under the age of 21, or
- “knowingly” served alcohol to someone who was noticeably intoxicated, and
- the vendor was aware that the person they had served would soon be driving a motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in Georgia, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our drunk driving crash victims lawyers.
The 5400 Block of Mount Pleasant Church Road in Macon, GA
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