A car accident involving two cars occurred on Feb. 1 in the city of Phoenixville. City police who responded to a report of a unit block said that the collision, which occurred on Nutt Road, was caused by a drunk driver. The Pottstown driver has been charged with five counts of driving under the influence, and he is also charged with careless driving.
Court documents revealed that when they arrived at the scene of the car accident, police found a Rover bus stopped on the road. The bus had been hit from behind by a Hyundai Elantra. Details are not available about whether injuries were sustained by any of the parties involved in the crash. Sometimes, injuries caused by auto accidents take a while to present symptoms, so it's possible that those involved in this accident didn't need treatment at the time of the collision but may at a future date.
The driver of the Elantra appeared disoriented to Phoenixville police. His speech was slurred, and his eyes were bloodshot. The driver admitted that he had been at the Wing Bowl and had consumed a number of beers. After submitting to a sobriety test, the Pottstown man was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. He later had his blood drawn at the Phoenixville Hospital to determine his blood alcohol level.
The careless acts of drunk drivers often have very serious consequences; they can cause accidents that leave behind victims with extensive injuries and emotional scarring. When this happens, a skilled personal injury lawyer may be able to help those victims get compensation for their medical expenses and their pain and suffering.
Source: Phoenixville Patch, "Driver in Nutt Road Crash was Drunk, Police Say," Tom Sunnergren, Feb. 11, 2013