Each year, there are over 10,000 people killed in America due to drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 40% of drivers who were involved in fatal car accidents in 2008 tested positive for alcohol. In the year 1982 alone, almost 700 people were killed in the state of Massachusetts in accidents which involved drunk driving. In 2010, in just one month’s time, there were four state troopers from Massachusetts injured as a result of drivers who were drinking. Statistics like these have led to increased efforts throughout the state to stop drunk driving.
Unfortunately, the Revere area is no stranger to drunk driving accidents. Often, cases involving drunk driving in Revere can involve drivers with multiple offenses. For example, just this month a Winthrop woman, 32 year old Amanda Bizeur, plead guilty for two counts of causing serious bodily harm while drunk driving in Revere. Injured in the accident were two sons of Ward 5 Councilor John Powers. It was not her first offense. Ten years ago while drinking and driving, she caused an accident in Florida, severely injuring a New York City police officer.
Councilor Ward shared with the Revere Journal, “She got 2 ½ years in jail, but my son has been in the hospital for 22 months because of what she did. In all probability, he’ll be there awhile longer. He just had another operation and will have another one in the near future. This whole thing is a tragedy for my boys, for their families and for this woman’s family. I sincerely hope this time she takes the time to reflect and get some counseling, which she really needs.” Bizeur fled the scene of the accident and continued drunk driving in Revere, while the two brothers were being removed from their car with the Jaws of Life.
In cases such as this, the victims are often left with mounting medical bills, lost time from work, and even death. It can be devastating for the families, while the drivers seem to get away very easily. Car Accident Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander understands the chaos which is often left in the wake of a drunk driver, and can help you make sure that the drunk driver is held accountable for the pain he or she has caused. She understands how the medical bills, time lost from work, extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and permanent injury can effect a family. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of drunk driving in Revere, give Car Accident Lawyer Deborah Gold- Alexander a call.