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Drunk Driving - Drunk Snowmobiling Causes Accident, Highlights Importance of Safety

During the career of an experienced Detroit personal injury lawyer, it is common to represent individuals who have sustained personal injury as the result of a car accident. The situation becomes even more tragic when the individual who caused the accident was driving while intoxicated. In a recent accident, a man on a snowmobile ran into a car after driving while he was under the influence of alcohol.

According to the local sheriff’s department, Tyler Lyndaker, 21, was riding his snowmobile eastbound when he tried to overtake a sport utility vehicle that was driven by seventy-nine year-old Dorothy Baker. When Baker tried to avoid the snowmobile, both vehicles collided. As a result, the snowmobile went off the road and struck a tree, ultimately ejecting Lyndaker from the vehicle. When law enforcement officials arrived on the scene, they administered sobriety tests to Lyndaker, and determined that he was operating the snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. Police cited him with drunk driving and failing to drive on the right shoulder between dusk and dawn. Fortunately, no one sustained severe personal injury or died in this accident.

Incidents such as these highlight some important winter driving tips, whatever type of vehicle is being used. First, winter weather can make roads icy and slippery to navigate. It is important that while driving in the snow to pay the utmost attention to the roads, and pay attention to vehicles surrounding you. It is also a good idea to maintain slower speeds, leave more distance between you and the vehicle n front of you and always wear your seat belt. Secondly, driving under the influence of alcohol can seriously impair a person’s ability to drive in clear weather, let alone winter conditions. As seen by the aforementioned drunk snowmobiling case, it is essential to designate a sober driver to make sure that everyone arrives to their destination safely.

Drunk driving accidents, regardless of the type of vehicle involved are especially tragic because they are preventable. But, severe personal injury can result because of them. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can provide answers to the many questions that you undoubtedly have. For your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation covering medical bills, wage loss, or other expenses and compensation for pain and suffering. For the best legal advice and legal representation, contact a hard-working and aggressive Detroit personal injury attorneyimmediately.