Nashville, TN- Conscientious drivers know that drinking and driving should be avoided at all costs. However, plenty of drivers in Tennessee are willing to risk their lives and the lives of others by driving while alcohol impaired. Data sets from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office show there have been 4,594 drunken driving crashes in the state so far in 2017. Regrettably, many of those accidents are fatal like one that occurred in Tennessee just before Christmas and left two dead.
Two Killed by Drunken Driver Who Ran Stop Sign
Two women from Tennessee were killed Saturday, December 23, 2017, when an alleged drunk motorist ran a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Wesley Chapel Road in Lawrenceburg, the Times Daily reports.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol told reporters that Casey Hillhouse, 33, went through the intersection and was hit by a Hyundai with three occupants. The Hyundai driver could not avoid Hillhouse’s truck, so both vehicles collided.
Hillhouse’s vehicle hit a tree and came to rest in the southbound lanes.
Two women in the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was severely injured, WSMV-TV in Nashville reports.
Hillhouse and a six-year-old child in his vehicle were both injured, but their condition is unknown, the Times Daily reports.
Police suspect alcohol was a factor, so charges against Hillhouse are pending, according to WSMV-TV in Nashville.
Call a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Nashville
If a drunk driver hurts you or kills a close family member, USAttorneys.com recommends you speak to a drunken driving accident lawyer in Nashville. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, emotional distress or the untimely death of a loved one. You need legal representation if you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries or loss. You can count on our attorneys to give your case the personal attention it deserves and devote their time getting you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
Drunk drivers can be held accountable for their reckless behavior. They can be charged with a crime and face severe legal consequences which may be a comfort to some victims, but not all, especially those inundated with exorbitant accident-related costs. For those DUI accident victims, pursuing a civil injury claim will give them economic relief. The livelihood of disabled drunk driving accident victim may depend on having a successful injury claim. Call a drunk driving accident lawyer in Nashville if you want help with your case.