August 21, 2013
The Michigan Car Accident Lawyers with Michigan Injury Lawyers explain that most motorists recognize the dangers drinking and driving, but many do not realize the same hazards are posed by drugged driving. Experts say the problem may also be more serious than previously believed. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2009 showed a total of 18 percent of drivers fatally injured in accidents tested positive for drugs.
A 25-year-old man was recently sentenced for his part in causing a drugged driving accident that claimed the life of a 37-year-old man and seriously injured the victim’s daughter. The crash happened on Heights Ravenna Road in Sullivan Township on June 16, 2012.
According to an article from M Live, the victims were heading west along the road in a Ford Focus when they were suddenly struck head on by an eastbound pickup truck being driven by the drugged driver.
The driver responsible for the crash told police he had smoked marijuana prior to the crash, which was confirmed with testing. He was charged with driving while intoxicated causing death and will spend at least four years in prison for his crimes.
Michigan Injury Lawyers’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers encourages motorists to stay safe on the road by refraining from getting behind the wheel after consuming anything that may impair judgment or the ability to operate machinery safely.