Florence, SC- Millions of Americans admit that they drink and drive every year. In a 2015 survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control, 4.2 million people admitted to driving drunk in the thirty days leading up the study. That’s a lot of people who ignore the hazards or drunken driving just like a Florence, South Carolina woman who took someone’s life in a November DUI crash.
South Carolina Man Killed by Drunken Driver
Police that a 32-year-old Florence woman was drunk on November 20, 2017, when she caused a fatal accident. The accused was driving on Whippoorwill Road in the westbound lanes and drifted in the eastbound lanes where she struck an SUV. The driver, a 57-year-old Effingham man, died at the scene.
Police arrested and charged the woman with felony driving under the influence involving death, driving with a suspended license, and driving with an open container, WBTW reports.
The alleged drunken driver was not injured, according to ABC 15 News.
Why Do People Drink and Drive?
When a family loses someone in a drunk driving accident, they want to know why their loved one died. Why do people get behind the wheel drunk? Why risk someone’s life or your own? Why do people get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t?
A past survey conducted by a car insurance company aimed to find out why people drive when they’ve been drinking, so they surveyed 1,000 people of all ages to find out. According to Cheapinsurance.com, the top reasons survey participants gave for driving while alcohol-impaired were:
They believed they were capable of driving safely
They did not have alternate forms of transportation available
Driver did not think they would get caught
Did not want to leave their car parked overnight
Drove drunk before with no problem
Impaired drivers rationalize their choice to drink and drive, and fool themselves into thinking they are safe drivers. That notion is debunked by the fact that drunk driving accidents are responsible for a fourth of deadly traffic accidents in the U.S. Drinking and driving is choice and drivers who don’t say no will face the legal consequences of hurting or killing another.
If a drunk driver hurts you or someone you love, USAttorneys.com recommends you speak to a drunk driving accident lawyer in South Carolina to outline the courses of action you can take to recover your economic losses and compensation for your pain and suffering. When you arrange a case consultation, one of our legal professionals will determine which of the following types of compensation you may be entitled to:
Medical expenses including rehabilitation
Hire a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in South Carolina
Our attorneys are aware that no amount of money can replace a loved one or take the pain of an accident away, but a generous injury or wrongful death settlement can alleviate some of a family’s worries. Your counsel will work to hold a drunk driver accountable for their reckless actions and give you some peace of mind.