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A Wrong Way Driver Charged With DUI And Drug Possession

On behalf of Dan Doyle Law Group posted in Drunk Driving Accident on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

In nearby Tinicum Township, a driver who was going the wrong way has been arrested after causing a major accident on I-95 recently. Pennsylvania State Police say that a man was driving a vehicle southbound in the northbound lanes when the crash happened.

Anthony Colabove, the 41-year-old suspect, was charged with DUI and drug possession in the aftermath of the incident. There was one victim, 19-year-old Colin Miller, who was injured. Police say it is a miracle that more people were not harmed.

At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we know that there is no way to predict everything that can happen on the roadways. No matter how safely you drive, you cannot control the actions of others around you. If you need a DUI accident attorney in Philadelphia, you can count on us to be by your side, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.

The DUI Reality

In Pennsylvania, drinking and driving is still a major problem. In 2017, the latest reporting year, the number of alcohol-related crashes increased from 2016.

  • There were 10,346 alcohol-related crashes in 2017
  • 293 people lost their lives in these crashes
  • 6,656 people were injured

When people make the choice to get behind the wheel when they are impaired by drugs or alcohol, they are risking the lives of their passengers as well as everyone in and around the roadway. Drivers under the influence of alcohol often operate their vehicles at high rates of speed and never even slow down before a crash. That is why over 25% of the total fatal accident in Pennsylvania are a result of alcohol-related events.

Of particular concern are minors who obtain alcohol and then drive impaired. How did they get the alcohol? Was it served to them at a bar or restaurant? Did they buy the alcohol without their ID being checked by a cashier?

In Pennsylvania, we have dram shop and liquor liability laws that affect those who sell alcohol to minors. In some cases, you may be able to bring a claim against a person who sold the alcohol to a minor who caused an injury or fatality. Likewise, these laws also allow claims to be made against those who sell alcohol to anyone who is visibly impaired.

What Happens Now?

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash with an impaired driver, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. We know that insurance companies and other parties involved are difficult to deal with, especially when you need to be focused on healing from your injuries. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we want to make sure you get compensation for the following:

  • Your medical bills
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

When you need a Philadelphia DUI accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation. We want to help you put the pieces back together after a crash. Let us help you get the closure you need.

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