New Hampshire is the place to live free, but the state's communities rely on people paying attention and fulfilling their obligations. Although accidents can happen, serious injury or death can occur if drivers are inattentive, careless or negligent behind the wheel.
One of the most serious motor vehicle violations is driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The loss of judgment and reflex while intoxicated can lead to damage, suffering or worse for drivers and others on the road.
A driver from Nashua is suspected of driving under the influence after he rear-ended another car while driving in the late afternoon on a recent Wednesday. Hudson Police reported that the 27-year-old suspect was driving at a high rate of speed on a divided highway when his sedan struck another, pushing it into the opposing lane.
Both vehicles showed signs of serious damage on the scene, and the 57-year-old driver of the other vehicle and her 27-year-old passenger were transported to a hospital with minor injuries. The driver from Nashua was visibly impaired, according to responding police officers, and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The driver was released on bail and may be charged shortly in connection with the collision. He may also be liable for financial damages if the victims of the accident see fit to seek them in civil court.
An attorney can help victims of motor vehicle collisions sort out the options for claiming reimbursement of medical expenses and compensation for pain, as well as related costs. Consider legal representation after an unexpected accident causes problems for you or your family.