According to WNEP.com, on July 13th a motorcycle and SUV were traveling in opposite directions on Route 54 in Nesquehoning, PA when the SUV strayed into the other lane of traffic and struck a motorcycle.
The motorcycle driver was killed in the crash. The man driving the SUV, Jeremy White, was arrested on charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.
The investigation is still underway.
Hit by drunk driver lawyer, Brian Kent represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and the families of those killed in drunk driving crashes. Here is some insight from Brian on the legal rights of drunk driving crash victims in Pennsylvania:
Generally, drunk drivers can be sued directly for damages they caused during an accident. Additionally, Pennsylvania and other states have dram shop laws, which allow alcohol vendors or social hosts to be sued for damages under certain conditions.
Under the Pennsylvania dram shop law, someone injured by a drunk driver, or a family member of someone who was killed by a drunk driver can sue an alcohol vendor, or a private social host, if they sell alcohol: