Drivers who choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol put others at risk of serious injuries or death. These drivers can't respond quickly if a hazard is in the roadway, and they often make mistakes that can lead to their own injuries as well as harm coming to others. Those who are hit by a drunk driver, or the families of those people, may choose to file a claim for the driver's negligence.
In this case, a man's family may have to consider this option following a crash that took his life. An East Bridgewater man has been charged for the fatal accident in New Hampshire. According to a news report from Jan. 25, the man had been driving drunk when he struck a man who was attempting to cross the road the driver was traveling on.
It was around 5:45 p.m. when the drunk driver drove his Dodge Challenger down Main Street, failing to see a group of people ahead. There, a 57-year-old man was walking on the street when he was struck. Medics arrived at the scene quickly, and although the man was rushed to Speare Memorial Hospital, he did not survive his injuries.
The man who hit him stayed at the scene to assist the police, but shortly after speaking with him, the police arrested him and charged him for aggravated driving while intoxicated. So far, the police have been able to discover that the victim had been crossing with a group of people across a bend in the road when he was struck and killed.
Source: East Bridgewater: News From The Enterprise, "East Bridgewater man charged in fatal New Hampshire crash," Cody Shepard, Jan. 25, 2016