Post-Gazette reported that on September 10th around 1 a.m., a woman was walking at the roundabout on Bair Boulevard and Rachel Drive in New Stanton, PA.
At the same time, a man was driving at the intersection and crashed into the roundabout, striking the woman walking. The victim died at the scene.
The man was arrested for driving under the influence and for the death of the victim.
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. Brian has provided some information on the legal rights of drunk driving crash victims in Pennsylvania:
Every state allows victims injured in drunk driving accidents, or family members of victims killed in drunk driving accidents, to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. However, these victims may have another legal option available to them.
In many states, dram shop laws exist which allow victims injured by drunk drivers to file a lawsuit against the alcohol vendor who served the driver prior to the crash. In Pennsylvania, the dram shop law states that a victim injured by a drunk driver may be able to sue an alcohol vendor or social host if: