DUI Arrest after Crash that Left Waynesboro Man in Critical Condition
A Virginia man was reported to be in a critical condition after he was broadsided by another car near Waynesboro. Once again, alcohol appears to have been a factor in this serious wreck.
Police responded to a two-car auto accident at the intersection of South Delphine Avenue and the eastbound ramp of Interstate 64 on August 21. The driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang broadsided a small Mercedes SLK sports car as it was coming off of the interstate ramp media reports stated. Tragically, the driver of the Mercedes, a 56-year-old Waynesboro man, was airlifted to the UVA hospital in Charlottesville.
This serious accident is still under investigation. However, the driver of the Ford Mustang was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). This driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The accident closed both southbound lanes of South Delphine Avenue, and both vehicles were totaled.
Our thoughts are with the Waynesboro man whose life is in the balance, reportedly due to the actions of a drunk driver. Our thoughts also go out to the family of the victim at this time.
Never drink and drive. There is always a safer way home, whether it is via taxi, or another sober driver. Never get behind the wheel even if you’ve only had a few drinks because you could be the cause of another tragic accident like this one.
Drunk driving costs lives. Recently, I wrote about how the driver whose car crashed on Sandbridge Road in Virginia Beach, killing herself and three kids, had a 0.18 blood alcohol content. If you or anyone you know has been injured in an auto accident at the fault of a drunk driver, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the driver’s insurance company. You may even qualify for additional damages known as punitive damages. Contact an experienced Virginia auto accident attorney for more information. The Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers may be able to answer your questions and help you out. Call us at 757-455-0077, or visit us online at www.CooperHurley.com. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley!