Drugged Driver Implicated in Crash
December 28, 2017
Recently, new information has come out regarding a devastating crash involving a tractor-trailer in Indiana County. The incident happened around 8 a.m. on Monday morning earlier this month. The truck was traveling along Route 22 and hauling heavy metal scrapings and battery strippings. According to responding Fire Department officials, the truck was traveling too fast. Police concluded that the truck driver failed to stop at a red light. He crossed into the intersection, swayed and overturned. The truck hit six other vehicles. Road crews needed to be brought to the scene of the accident to clean the mess before roadways could be opened again.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital. Responding police officers noticed that the driver had both constricted pupils and a low, raspy voice. When police found a smoking pipe and a suspicious substance in the pickup truck, the driver admitted to being under the influence of both heroin and marijuana while operating the motor vehicle. He is now facing criminal charges including reckless endangerment and DUI.
Attorney Mark A. Smith specializes in representing clients in personal injury cases. Every time an individual steps into the driver’s seat, they are responsible for following all traffic laws. Driving recklessly or driving under the influence is a serious offense, and those injured in an accident by the fault of an intoxicated or reckless driver deserve rightful compensation. Your legal advocate, Mark A. Smith, will aggressively fight for your full financial recovery. When a driver has knowingly acted in such a reckless manner, courts are likely to increase compensation rates in an attempt to deter the driver’s behavior in the future. The law office of Mark A. Smith is determined to meet each client’s needs and push for their full financial recovery in court. Contact his offices today at 412-567-9598.
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