5 Sent To Hospital Following Suspected DUI Accident On East Raines Road
A Memphis man was arrested following an accident that sent himself and at least four others to the hospital early Monday morning. Police say Ismail Yero was drunk while driving eastbound on East Raines Road when he crossed over into the westbound lane and struck another vehicle. He then continued driving eastbound in the westbound lanes and struck a second vehicle.
All three drivers and at least two passengers were brought to Regional Medical Center. A 49-year-old passenger was listed in critical condition.
Yero faces several charges, including DUI, public intoxication, reckless driving, vehicular assault, aggravated assault, traveling in opposing traffic, and financial responsibility.
Financial Compensation For DUI Victims in Tennessee
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney would like to add some thoughts on how both the criminal and civil court systems can help drunk driving victims find a sense of justice:
Those who are injured by drunk drivers and the families of fatal DUI crash victims deserve justice. The criminal prosecution of drunk drivers helps move towards this, but the civil court system helps victims directly. In Tennessee, drunk driving victims may have grounds to file a lawsuit against both the drunk driver and an alcohol vendor who served them. State dram shop laws allow victims to sue bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other vendors who serve customers that are “visibly intoxicated” or under the age of 21 if the alcohol directly contributes to an injury, such as those suffered in drunk driving accidents.
We advise victims of drunk drivers to speak with an experienced DUI accident victims lawyer to understand which options might apply to their case.