DUI Suspected in Horrific Bus Stop Crash

September 14th, 2012 by Farhan Naqvi in Car Accidents

By now, you’ve probably heard about the horrific bus stop crash which took place in Las Vegas yesterday morning. A car, which may have been traveling at speeds around 100 miles an hour, lost control near the intersection of Spring Mountain Road and East Decatur Boulevard just before 6:30am. Witnesses said that the car went airborne before it crashed into a bus stop just east of Decatur. A total of four people were killed and eight others were injured. All of them were believed to be waiting for a bus that was due to arrive just one minute later.

But here’s what could be the most sickening part of the story: while rescue personnel were trying to free the driver of the car from the wreckage, he was heard to ask, “Did I make it to the liquor store?”

Police suspect the 24-year old man was drunk when he drove the car into the bus stop. Officials say that they smelled alcohol on his breath.

The driver does not have a bright future in front of him. After recovering from authorities say are a collapsed lung and possibly a broken back, he faces DUI charges in Clark County. Then he could be named as a defendant in as many as four wrongful death lawsuits and eight personal injury lawsuits in connection with this terrible auto-pedestrian accident. Courts have the power to garnish his wages until the settlements or judgments are all paid off – which could take years or even decades. But that’s small solace for family members of all of the victims.


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