Serious car accidents occur throughout the state of New York and around the country every day. Sometimes unavoidable factors contribute to an automobile collision and it is obvious that no one is at fault. Other times, though, human error or sheer recklessness is to blame for affecting innocent lives forever. One year after the incident, a man is now facing serious charges in connection to allegedly causing an accident that left two sisters with traumatic brain injuries and other wounds.
In August of last year, two sisters were driving home one evening when their Honda Civic was struck head on by an oncoming vehicle. The sisters were trapped in the car by the force of the accident, and both sustained major injuries. In addition to traumatic brain injury, the girls suffered internal bleeding and broken bones. The younger of the two sisters is 15 years old and her older sister is 20.
The man identified as the defendant in the incident was rendered unconscious by the accident and he is accused of having a methadone card at the time. He’s also accused of driving on a revoked license when he allegedly veered into oncoming traffic.
Because authorities claim the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and methadone at the time the incident occurred, he now faces multiple criminal charges, including gross misdemeanor DWI and six felony counts of criminal vehicular operation. And while the charges against him are fresh, the defendant was already in jail for other alleged offenses.
Anyone who has endured a serious collision has the right to seek sound legal advice and learn about their options.
Source: twincities.com, “Driver charged in crash that injured Stillwater sisters,” Elizabeth Mohr, August 23, 2013