Man charged with drunk driving in fatal Pennsylvania car accident

A tragic accident occurred on Aug. 19 which resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man. The young man was the passenger in a car being driven by his friend. The car accident occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m., on a Friday, in Pepperell, Massachusetts.

The driver of the car was a 19-year-old man who police have charged with vehicular homicide and drunk driving. The young man's breathalyser test showed a blood alcohol content of above 0.08 which is the legal limit in Massachusetts. Nevertheless, the young man has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide in this car accident which resulted in the death of his good friend. He also pleaded not guilty to driving his vehicle under the influence, and other charges in the Ayer District Court that is hearing the case.

The accident happened early in the morning after the man lost control of his vehicle and drove into a utility pole. The young man has admitted that he consumed three alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. However, the tragic consequences and loss of precious human life in this accident are horrific and will never be fully forgotten

Pennsylvania family members of the man who died may have the ability to file personal injury claims and/or wrongful death claims against the young man who has been charged with drunk driving in this accident. Should the man be convicted of drunk driving, it would serve to bolster any personal injury claim that is currently pending. A personal injury or wrongful death claim could be a way for family members to seek closure and compensation regarding this Pennsylvania car accident.

Source: Boston Herald, NH man charged in death of friend in car crash, No author, Aug. 18, 2013

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