Although most people automatically think of an automobile accident when someone mentions a fatality caused by a drunk driver, it may surprise you to learn that many boating accidents that result in a fatality also involve drugs or alcohol. According to the United States Guard, boating under the influence, or rather a BUI, actually increases the possibility of a fatal accident while boating by approximately 34 percent.
An investigation is on-going as the authorities look into what caused an accident between a police car and another vehicle, driven by a civilian, at an intersection in Green Bay. The crash happened at the intersection where Bond St. and Military Ave. come together, and photos from the scene show the police car sitting in the grass on the side of the road, the lights still flashing even though the front of the car is smashed in.
When it comes to car accidents, if someone acts in a manner that is careless and that carelessness causes another person to be injured, it falls under what is known as the legal principle of "negligence." This means that the careless person is generally considered liable for any type of resulting harm. Although you may think that it is fairly easy to win a case involving a negligent driver, there are actually four elements that must be established to show that the person was at fault.
While the legal age for consuming alcohol in the state of Wisconsin is 21, many young people chose to imbibe before officially reaching that milestone. What's worse, in some cases those individuals get behind the wheel of a vehicle to drive. Sometimes this results in a crash involving innocent individuals. Those crashes can lead to serious injuries and even death.