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Lawsuit Alleges Drunk Drivers Caused the Death of Father of Two Minors

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a drunk driver or injured by the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of another, contact Georgia Super Lawyer Jason R. Schultz PC to make sure you are compensated for all of your lost wages, medical expenses and pain.  Do not face the insurance company alone.   

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

Two children of a construction worker killed in a chain reaction crash have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the pair convicted of causing their loved one's death.  The wrongful death lawsuit was filed Tuesday.

In their criminal trial both men involved in the deadly crash were found guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence in the fatal wreck, and sentenced them to each serve 2½ years in prison.

The wreck occurred just after midnight on when a construction supervisor was using a tractor in the blocked-off right lane to fill a ditch with asphalt. The left lane was open to traffic. Because the tractor sometimes had to back into the left lane, a flagman was assigned to periodically stop traffic.  According to testimony, one of the drunk driver's Hummer H3 drove past the flagman and struck a blade mounted on the rear of the tractor.  The other drunk driver slammed into the back of the Hummer, which in turn slammed into a nearby dump truck, striking the decedent and cutting him nearly in half.

Evidence revealed that the two drunk drivers had been together at a bar about half an hour before the crash. Police said that one had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 percent.  The other driver refused to take a breath test but failed a field sobriety check.

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