Driving in the early morning hours in Michigan or anywhere else has perennially carried more risks than driving at other times of the day because that is the time many people who choose to drink and drive are on the roads. The decision to drive intoxicated puts the driver and everyone else at risk for injury stemming from an accident. This appears to be exactly what happened in a car accident over Christmas that injured at least two people.
Details regarding crash
Around 3 a.m. Christmas morning, a 37-year-old man was driving southbound along Woodward. At the intersection of 10 Mile Road, he reportedly ran a stop light and crashed into another vehicle traversing the same intersection. That vehicle, in turn, crashed into another vehicle.
A passenger in the alleged at-fault driver’s car and a passenger in the second vehicle were transported to a local medical center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect had no license, and apparently had never had a license in the first place; he was also intoxicated, and police said they could smell alcohol on him despite his admission of having only one beer. Authorities were awaiting the results of his blood toxicology results at the time of the report.
Legal options for victims
The reports state the Michigan the man ran a red light, precipitating the crash. That in and of itself may be enough to prove negligence on his part should those adversely affected choose to pursue personal injury claims against him. If he is indeed charged with DUI following a positive blood test, that information may in all likelihood be used as further evidence in a civil claim against him. Those injured in this crash will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome.