On the evening of Friday, January 11, 2013, 56-year-old Ronald Allstot was driving his Chevy pickup eastbound on Highway 14 near Volga, South Dakota. Near the intersection of 459th Avenue Allstot drove into the westbound lanes and collided with a westbound Dodge Stratus, driven by 60-year-old Rosemary Mullins. As a result of the accident, both parties were transported by emergency personnel to a local hospital. Allstot sustained only minor injuries, so was treated and released. Mullins, on the other hand, sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and had to be transferred to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls for further treatment.
Despite the fact that the accident is still under investigation, police reports indicate Allstot was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Police also report Allstot is facing charges of drunk driving (Driving Under the Influence 2nd Offense), open container in a motor vehicle, failing to wear a seatbelt, reckless driving, vehicular battery and lane violation.
Drunk driving is against the law in South Dakota. Anyone who makes the decision to drink and then get behind the wheel of a vehicle is putting themselves and others at risk. Unfortunately, individuals drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs each and every day. That is why, if you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident you believe was caused by a drunk driver, it is imperative that you consult with a skilled Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer at the Even Law Firm right away. For the last 30 years, Attorney Even and his dedicated staff have been helping drunk driving accident victims and their families obtain justice and financial compensation for the damages and injuries they sustained.
Drunk driving accidents, and other types of accidents involving negligence can lead to severe injuries and emotional damages to innocent victims. To understand your legal rights following a drunk driving accident, contact the firm today to schedule a private consultation with Attorney Even.