April 26, 2012
Statistics show that someone dies every 50 minutes from a drunk driving accident.
That may have been the case in the quiet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, neighborhood of Tacony, which was rattled this morning by a tragic accident that left two people dead. According to NBC-10 Philadelphia News, the crash happened just before 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ditman and Disston Streets.
Witnesses say that a red Camaro ran through a stop sign and collided with a grey Chevrolet Malibu. The impact of the collision sent the Malibu into a nearby yard, where it caught fire. Witnesses were able to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before pulling the driver and a passenger from the vehicle. Despite efforts to resuscitate the victims, both were declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the Camaro was taken to a local hospital to have his injuries evaluated.
Philadelphia police have stated that they are currently questioning the driver of the Camaro about the incident at the hospital and believe that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash.
To help prevent accidents like this from occurring again, the Lundy Law Car Accident Attorneys would like to ask that all motorists not only eliminate distractions, such as cellphones and other handheld devices, but to also never drive after consuming alcohol. Never hesitate to call a cab or loved one to pick you up if you have been drinking.