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Alcohol frequently contributes to motor vehicle accidents

Combining football and alcohol can result in a good time. Combining alcohol and driving seldom results in a good time. Such a combination resulted in a tragic end after a Washington Redskins football game. The person accused in the case recently entered a guilty plea in Maryland. Tragic motor vehicle accidents frequently result when alcohol and driving are combined.

The man who pleaded guilty in this case had just left a party where he admitted to having consumed 10 beers. He got into his truck and was driving at what may have been a high rate of speed when he crashed into another vehicle that was stopped at a stop light. The force of the impact caused the truck to become airborne and land on top of the stopped car, causing that car to rear-end two vehicles in front of it.

A family returning from church were in the car that was struck by the truck. Three children -- a pair of 5-year-old twins and their 1-year-old brother -- were pronounced dead at the scene. The parents both survived. The driver of the truck had to be removed from the wreckage, and, according to officers on the scene, they could smell alcohol as they assisted him out of the truck. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter and pleaded guilty to the charges.

There can be no greater pain for a parent than that caused by a child's death. When children are taken suddenly because of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland that could have been prevented, the pain can be unbearable. No amount of consolation or time can undo that hurt. A consultation with a personal injury attorney can help determine if a civil suit against the party deemed responsible is a viable legal option. A successful suit can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.

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