Being involved in a fatal collision can be a harrowing process and those who survive such incidents may carry the memory of what took place with them through the rest of their lives. Those who stand accused of causing such an incident to occur might not always know how best to respond, especially when an investigation leads to allegations of unlawful behavior. A 30-year-old man could be in search of guidance after a recent fatal collision has left him facing DUI charges.
Reports indicate that the accident took place on a recent Wednesday as the man and a passenger in his truck were approaching a curve in the road. Authorities assert that the driver failed to navigate the curve and proceeded to veer off the side of the road before overturning in a ditch. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency personnel transported both men to the hospital for medical attention.
No further information was provided as to the nature of the injuries the driver suffered in the crash. However, reports indicate that the passenger succumbed to his injuries later on. While it is unclear how authorities came to suspect the presence of impairment, the driver of the truck has been arrested and is facing multiple charges in relation to the crash, including allegations of driving under the influence.
When facing DUI charges, the average person might not be fully aware of his or her legal rights or how best to respond to the situation. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the evidence and charges against a person and provide insight on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can help a client better understand all his or her available options and assist in developing a strategy to seek the most favorable outcome achievable given the circumstances.