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Alleged drunk driver kills 3 in chain reaction crash

A 29-year-old Florida woman is facing charges after she allegedly caused a chain reaction of car accidents that ultimately resulted in three fatalities on Aug. 10. The accident took place on Selmon Expressway in Tampa.

Investigators said that the woman lost control of her vehicle, causing the car to veer into the grass median. This action caused another car to veer across the median and into coming traffic where it struck two other vehicles. This car caught fire, resulting in the deaths of two adults and a child. Authorities said that the woman attempted to leave the scene of the accident, but she was taken into custody shortly after the incident.

It was determined through a blood test taken at a hospital that the woman was under the influence of alcohol. Authorities said that, while the woman was having her blood drawn, she attempted to remove the vials and hide them in her undergarments. She was charged with DUI, manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

A catastrophic injury could cause people involved in a car collision to be unable to support themselves and prevent them from living a normal life.The amount of expenses for debilitating injuries and permanent disabilities is often more than what an at-fault motorist's insurance company is willing to offer as a settlement. In some cases, the company will deny having any financial responsibility at all. A personal injury attorney could mount an independent investigation into the accident and gather additional evidence, such as credible witness testimony, in order to demonstrate to the satisfaction of a jury that the other driver was negligent.

Source: US News, "3 Die in Fiery DUI Crash on Florida Expressway", Aug. 11, 2017

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