Recently a speeding car drove straight into another, causing a fatal accident. Thomas Jorgenson began to make a left turn as a vehicle heading toward him struck the passenger side of his car. Due to the high rate of speed and the force of impact, Jorgenson died due to several blunt force trauma injuries. The driver that struck him attempted to flee, but could not get anywhere due to the severe damage to his own vehicle. He instead fled on foot.
After a police chase, the driver was caught and detained. A female passenger who remained in the vehicle was also taken into custody. She was taken to the hospital due to her injuries. The driver had injuries as well, but they were not as severe.
The speed limit in the area was set at 30 miles per hour. The driver was traveling more than twice that speed when he caused the accident that ended Mr. Jorgenson’s life. Open alcohol containers were also found in the vehicle.
Consequences of Driving Recklessly and Drunk
Besides being a danger to everyone on the road, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving are serious offenses, each earning misdemeanor charges for a first offense and felony charges for subsequent offenses. A vehicular manslaughter or homicide charge will be issued in this case as well due to the fatality caused.
On top of that charge, the driver fled the scene of the accident and attempted to evade the police, which are two additional crimes. The driver is looking at years behind bars for the numerous crimes he committed after a night of drinking.
Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a reckless or drunk driver, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Make sure you have an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get justice for you and your family members. Call the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg at 414-271-7007 or complete the form below to get started.