A tragedy occurred on a recent Tuesday on Interstate 95 in New Hampshire. A 3-car collision took place just after noon. During the chaos of vehicles crashing, one person was ejected from his seat. Sadly, one person was killed and several people others suffered injuries in the crash.
Witnesses say a woman’s vehicle was drifting left in its lane
Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman believed to have been responsible for the collision was seen drifting out of her traffic lane moments before the initial crash. Her car sideswiped a vehicle in an adjacent lane. The woman’s vehicle then crossed over a median area and hit another car in an opposing lane of traffic. The impact caused that vehicle to roll.
Rescue workers transported numerous people to area hospitals
The vehicle that rolled was carrying four occupants. Police stated that the man who was ejected later died of his injuries at a nearby hospital. The others were treated for apparently minor injuries. The woman who caused the collision was also admitted to the hospital.
Criminal charges have been filed
When the woman is released from the hospital, she will face criminal charges in court. She is being charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. When a New Hampshire family grieves the loss of a loved one in a drunk driving accident, it is not uncommon for feelings of frustration or anger to set in because family members understand that the crash that took their loved one’s life was likely avoidable were it not for another driver’s irresponsible choice to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. In such circumstances, the state allows immediate family members to file a wrongful death claim to seek restitution for monetary damages.