March 11, 2013
A 25-year-old Brant, New York, woman recently pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree vehicular manslaughter after being found responsible for a fatal Buffalo Car Accident. A story released by The Leader explains the charges were filed after investigators determined drugs and alcohol were a factor in causing the collision.
Reports from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department indicate the crash happened just after 9 a.m. along Southwestern Boulevard, just south of Buffalo. The woman was behind the wheel of a 2003 Ford Explorer when she crossed over the center line and collided with a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. The impact of the collision was so severe; the Grand Am was split in half.
The 31-year-old driver of the Grand Am was seriously injured and was taken to a trauma center. The child in a car seat in the rear of the vehicle did not survive.
Testing later determined the woman had alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana in her system at the time of the accident.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that criminal behavior that causes the injury or death of another person is often considered negligent and may be grounds for a civil lawsuit. If you have questions regarding an accident you were involved in, contact the firm’s team today to discuss your legal rights.