More than a week to go for Christmas, and already Atlanta car accident lawyers have noticed a rise in the number of car accidents linked to intoxicated driving. Two people have been killed in two separate suspected drunk driving accidents in Gwinnett County this week. Auto accidents involving drunk drivers are some of the most serious accidents which occur.
The first accident occurred on Monday morning on northbound Interstate 85 in Norcross. A Cadillac DeVille that had stopped after an earlier auto accident, was struck by a Mitsubishi Montero. A passenger in the Cadillac sustained fatal injuries.
A few minutes later, a second accident involving three separate vehicles in Duluth, left one person dead. This was a head-on accident that also killed a passenger. Besides these two fatalities, both of the accidents resulted in several injuries. Charges are pending in both accidents. Police believe alcohol intoxication was a factor in both of these crashes.
The risks of being in an accident involving an intoxicated driver are never higher than they are during the holiday season. Drunk driving is foolish and risky behavior at any time of the year, but especially during the holiday season when there are more motorists sharing the road with you. With options like public transportation, chauffeur services, designated driver facilities and cab services available in Atlanta, there’s no reason why a responsible motorist should drive drunk.
Accidents involving intoxicated drivers are typically high-impact accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. Alcohol clouds a person’s judgment and reasoning abilities, increases feelings of recklessness and slows down a person’s response times. A combination of the three can be deadly when a person is driving. This holiday, ensure good times for you and your fellow motorists by avoiding driving drunk.