Pittsburgh, PA- A Pittsburgh woman who was the sole survivor of a drunk driving crash in July 2017, is now accused of causing a separate DUI incident. The 21-year-old is accused of critically injuring a friend and will soon head to court to answer to multiple charges.
Survivor of Crash that Killed Three Friends Heads to Trial for Prior Crash
Brook Molnar, the 21-year-old accused of critically injuring a friend in a drunk driving crash on April 24, 2017, will go to trial after being charged with several counts including aggravated assault by vehicle, DUI, and reckless endangerment, according to the Post-Gazette.
Molnar was driving her Mercedes sedan on Chartiers Avenue in Pittsburgh when she lost control of her car and struck a guide rail and utility pole. During a preliminary hearing on January 3, 2018, Officer Ronald Wolfe testified that Molnar was traveling at a high rate of speed before she crashed.
Molnar suffered only minor injuries. On the other hand, her passenger, a 22-year-old man, suffered serious injuries including a head injury and was hospitalized for eight days, the Post-Gazette reports.
Just a few months after her April crash, Molnar was involved in another drunken driving accident on July 26, 2017, in which she was the sole survivor. Three of her friends, including the 21-year-old driver, died after the SUV they were riding in hit a utility pole and became entangled in power lines.
The Post-Gazette reports that Molnar was critically injured in the accident.
Drunk Driving Accidents and Young Drivers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers in the 16-20 age group are responsible for 17 percent of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in the U.S. The next group, drivers aged 21-24, are responsible for thirty percent of fatal drunk driving crashes, according to the federal agency.
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