The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a St. Louis woman for a drunk driving accident last week. According to the traffic crash report, 61-year-old Wallace D. Wilson was operating a 2002 Mazda Protege while intoxicated when the accident occurred. Wilson was traveling on Enterprise Driver northbound when she lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway, and collided with a ditch in Bloomsdale, Missouri. Emergency crews arrived on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. and transported Wilson to the hospital for minor injuries she sustained. Police arrested her for driving while intoxicated.
Thousands of auto accidents are caused by drivers who operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, two out of three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lifetime. Lawmakers have created and enforced strict traffic laws pertaining to driving while intoxicated. Despite the criminal charges and risk of injuring or killing themselves or others, millions of individuals make the irresponsible decision to commit DUI. Losing a loved one is tragic and learning that the accident could have been prevented is devastating. There is no amount of money that can replace the loss of a loved one; however, compensation may be owed for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish.
The experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have the experience and skill to handle your case. We will fight to hold the at-fault driver accountable while recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation.