Two Men Killed Along Roadside By Suspected Drunk Driver

By Peter DePaolis

If you would like more information about personal injuries stemming from car accidents, please contact Maryland personal injury attorney Justin M. Beall of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

There are usually between 10,000 and 15,000 people killed each year due to drunk drivers. Hundreds of thousands more are injured in alcohol-related crashes. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a risk never worth taking. People who drink and drive put themselves, passengers, and innocent people along their routes in severe danger.

Two men had a minor car accident in Adelphi on the night of Monday, February 2, 2010. They were exchanging information along the side of the road when they were struck by a third car, driven by a woman who police believe was under the influence of alcohol. Driving a large, 2005 Cadillac SUV, the woman hit both men and their parked vehicles. One minute, the two men were dealing with a minor car accident; the next they were killed.

Never drive a vehicle if you suspect that your senses have, even in the slightest way, been impaired by alcohol, drugs or something else. It only takes an instant to make a stupid decision turn into one that costs a life or years of your freedom. If you are involved in an accident, move your car away from oncoming traffic as much as possible. Turn on hazard lights or use flares to ensure that you can be seen.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death due to a car accident, please contact our Maryland personal injury lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.