Understandably, head-on collisions involving intoxication cause serious harm and can have long lasting or permanent consequences. When head-on collisions do cause life changing injuries, those hurt may face extensive medical costs and lengthy rehabilitation. A New Hampshire victim who has experienced permanent or long term consequences from the negligence of another may choose to pursue legal action against the person deemed to have been responsible for the accident.
Recently, two sedans crashed head first on a New Hampshire highway in Stoddard. Authorities believe the car accident occurred when a purportedly drunk driver crossed the center line of the highway and collided with the other driver. Both motorists suffered serious, though not life threatening, personal injury in the crash. Police visited the accused man in his hospital room where he was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Authorities report that the driver was involved in another accident shortly before the head-on collision. Reports outline the crash having occurred when the man is said to have run his sedan into a utility pole. He purportedly left the scene of the accident, failing to notify authorities or Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) about what happened. Police have charged the man additionally for leaving the scene of his single-car crash, which actually occurred in Roxbury.
Head-on collisions such as this one often result in the filing of legal claims in New Hampshire. When an individual is injured or killed due to the negligence of another party, the law recognizes a right of recovery for financial damages sustained. In this instance, the seriously injured man whose vehicle was struck in Stoddard retains the right to pursue a person injury lawsuit against the allegedly drunk driver. If the accused man is found guilty in criminal court, proof of the conviction may advance the cause of the injured victim's personal injury claim.
Source: sentinelsource.com, Marlow man charged in Roxbury crash, Alyssa Dandrea, Oct. 31, 2013