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DUI Driver Killed in Single Car Accident

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,597 people were killed in United States traffic accidents in December 2010. Of those, 775 deaths involved alcohol-impaired drivers.


Georgia's Driving Under the Influence Laws are complex. Georgia DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.


A Georgia man was recently killed when he lost control and flipped his truck. Police reports indicate that the man crossed the center line and crossed the road, flipping the truck when it struck the curb on the other side. Investigators found alcohol bottles at the accident scene and believe the driver had been drinking while driving.


Accident data indicate that single car accidents generally involve younger male drivers and are often linked to drowsy or alcohol-impaired driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol-related auto accidents cause 32 fatalities on average each day. Recent studies indicate that over 30 percent of DUI fatalities involve single car accidents.


If you have questions about Georgia DUI laws, get the answers in Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith's book, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia