A DUI accident can lead to serious and even catastrophic injuries. When a person is in a DUI accident, they can, of course, file a claim for damages against the other driver’s insurance policy. This claim would cover most, if not all of the medical damages and pain and suffering as well as lost wages. However, a victim in a drunk driving accident may be able to pursue punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are additional damages that are awarded in an attempt to punish the other driver for their negligent behavior. Unlike other kinds of damages, there is no limit on the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded.
Fox Carolina reports that a woman killed by a suspected drunk driver in Greenville, South Carolina was the daughter of an Augusta, Georgia meteorologist. The crash occurred last week on Wade Hampton Boulevard near Watson Road just before 8 p.m. on August 7th.
Two vehicles were stopped at a traffic light when, according to state troopers, a third vehicle hit both vehicles from behind. 32-year-old Kathy Ann Myers of East North Street in Greenville was a passenger in one of the vehicles. She died a short time after the accident in the hospital. Myer’s twin sister was driving the vehicle and was in critical condition in the hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle was also injured and required treatment at a hospital.
Myers and her twin sister were the daughters of Augusta, Georgia meteorologist George Myers. The driver of the third vehicle, identified as Bradley Ryan Medlock was arrested, charged with felony DUI resulting in death and DUI resulting in great bodily injury.
The accident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
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