Some cases just leave you shaking your head. This is one of those cases.
You might not think this type of accident could possibly happen to you. Unfortunately, it can and it does, way more often than you would think. This case outlines in heart rending detail how a woman asleep on her couch, at home, where she should be safe, was killed by a drunk driver.
The 57-year-old woman who died in this horrific crash was killed in the early hours of a Friday morning, by a drunk driver slamming into the side of her house. You have to know that if the car went right through the wall and into the living room, it was going fast. The police said that half of the small home collapsed due to the high speed impact. The driver, a 23-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries, and was taken to the nearest hospital and arrested on suspicion of DWI, and causing a death.
There may be further charges pending, as an eyewitness indicated there may have been a chase or some kind of drag race going on, prior to the impact. Some neighbors say they saw two cars racing side-by-side just before the wreck, which may also indicate there was road rage in play. No matter what they saw, the outcome was devastating for the family of the dead woman.
The initial police report of the incident indicated the 23-year-old woman and a 19-year-old male passenger were heading west on the street, with another vehicle either pacing or chasing them. Evidently, the second car turned south, and the woman driver attempted to turn south as well. She was unable to make the turn, losing control of her car, hitting a fire hydrant and careening into the living room. The fire hydrant was hit with such force it ended up on the other side of the house from where the car went through the wall. In other words, it sailed right through the house, from side to side, landing on the grass outside.
In all likelihood, the family of the deceased woman will want to speak to a wrongful death lawyer. Do they have a case? Yes. The driver in this case was drunk, negligent, driving recklessly, carelessly and aggressively and her actions were the direct cause of the death of an innocent woman, found under the car when the police arrived.
If you have been in a situation like this one, do not hesitate to reach out to a Nashua personal injury lawyer. You will need to know your rights, what will happen as you move forward, how the justice system works, and what to expect if your Nashua personal injury lawyer takes the case to court.
Charlie Donahue is a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. To learn more about New Hampshire injury attorney, Charlie Donahue, visit Donahuelawfirm.com.