An 18 year old man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol when he was involved in a car accident that lead to the death of 5 family members our of 7 that were in the van he rear ended. According to reports he was driving at dangerously high speeds, which is why the impact of the crash caused five passengers in the van to be ejected from the car, killing them at the scene of the accident. His SUV is said to have essentially crushed into their family van, and because the five victims weren’t wearing seatbelts, their lives were lost.
Reports show that the remaining two family members were severely injured and are currently being treated at the local hospital. The fatal accident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning in Nevada on the Interstate 15. According got police reports, when the SUV collided into his van, it caused the van to quickly spin around and overturn on the highway, leaving only two survivors in critical condition today. At this time, the suspect is being held in jail with a $3.5 million bail form he Las Vegas detention center.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, or you have recently lost a loved one, contact Simmons, Morris & Carroll, and today for the Shreveport injury attorney you need on your side. We will either help you file a personal injury claim or a wrongful death lawsuit depending on the incident you and your family have suffered. No person deserves to lose their life or be injured by a drunk driver, and we will do whatever we can to help you seek the compensation that is rightfully yours. Do not hesitate in taking legal action, contact our firm today for more information on how we can legally help you!