A man was recently found guilty of causing a crash that proved fatal to three college students. The accident occurred in West Palm Beach in 2015. Both drivers were impaired at the time of the accident.
According to reports, a PT Cruiser was attempting to make a turn off of Pensacola Street and onto White Drive. Another driver, traveling at speeds over 100 mph, slammed into the PT Cruiser, killing each of the three passengers. The driver of the PT Cruiser was taken to a nearby hospital and admitted to drinking before driving. That young man spent 10 days in jail.
The driver of the speeding vehicle was found guilty of all counts he was facing, including vehicular manslaughter and DUI manslaughter. It took the jury less than an hour to reach the verdict. The driver will remain in custody without bond while he awaits a sentencing date. The man faces severe consequences, including multiple years in prison, now that he has been found guilty.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Pensacola or the surrounding area, reach out to our office. We will help you schedule a free case evaluation at which time we will review the details of your case and advise you of your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries and property damage. Don’t assume that you have to suffer financial difficulty; we are here for you and will fight for your rights in court. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you during this difficult time.