Driving is a privilege and not a right. Yet, many treat it as if they are entitled to drive without a license. Just because you are of driving age does not mean that you are entitled to drive. Just because you had a license before does not mean that you can still drive if your license is revoked, suspended, or expired. Too many times our Philadelphia drunk driving accident lawyers at Dan Doyle Law Group have seen victim after victim injured because a repeat offender felt entitled to drive. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is 100% wrong. You should not be able to defend yourself, yet our legal system must allow it because it is a constitutional right. If you or someone you love is a victim of a drunk driver rest assured that are Media Drunk Driving Attorneys are ready to fight for you aggressively and efficiently.
The husband of Deanna Eckman filed a civil suit against David Strowhouer who killed his wife while driving drunk and his father, William Strowhouer, for allowing his son to borrow his truck. David Strowhouer drove with a suspended Pennsylvania license and an expired license from Florida as well as a history of 5 prior DUIs. Eckman’s legal team is suggesting that David was given permission to take William Strowhouer’s truck that was registered to his weight loss clinic in Media.
After David got into the truck he drove to a bar and a house party where he consumed mass amounts of alcohol and was visibly drunk. While driving he was attempting to pass a truck in front of him. In doing so he swerved into the next lane which was oncoming traffic. He hit a Deanna Eckman’s Subaru head on which killed her instantly. David fled the scene but eventually returned stating that he was a passenger of the car. Evidence from the investigation proved that he was the driver and not the passenger. Evidence also showed that his blood alcohol level was double the legal limit alongside trace amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and valium.
Driving under the influence almost always kills everyone else except the driver. Some studies show that because drunk driver’s bodies are already relaxed the impact does not hit their body as hard as someone who is tense and bracing for the impact. In this case, Deanna was not only hit by a drunk driver but it was a head-on collision. The chances of her survival were already against her.
Clearly, drivers like David Strowhouer should have never been given a second chance at driving. Yet, many repeat offenders find themselves on the roadway. If you or someone you love is injured from a drunk driving accident, it is imperative that you contact our Media Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys at Dan Doyle aw Group. Call 215-987-3730 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group in Media today.