Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Drinking and driving not only puts the driver at risk, but everyone else on the road as well. Significant injuries can occur from accidents that stem from drinking and driving. What happens when a drunk driver crashes into a house?
Police launched an investigation after an alleged drunk driver crashed a car into a Waterloo home back in October. Police with the Marshal’s Office began investigating and determined a 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander hit the home. The driver, 24-year-old Angelica Valle of New Haven, had to be extracted from the car. Police said no one was in the car with her. Valle had an injury to her face and police said she was taken to the hospital. Damages to the car, home and yard were estimated by police to be $100,000. According to the release, Union Street was closed for about 15 minutes during the initial investigation.
Accidents stemming from drinking and driving have serious health, emotional and legal implications for all involved. According to the CDC, nearly 30 people die in the United States each day in drunk driving accidents, amounting to a death every 51 minutes.
If you or a loved one have been affected by an accident or death caused by a drunk driver, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Hurst Limontes, LLC. We have decades of combined experience fighting for our clients in any number of personal injury claims. Call 317-636-0808 or email us for a FREE and confidential consultation.