He was allegedly intoxicated when he was driving around 1 a.m. This time, however, the price would be much higher than a drunken driving arrest. This time, he is said to have driven the wrong way on Route 22, slamming head-on into another vehicle — killing the other driver on the spot.
This time, the party had turned into a tragedy; heartache that will never end for the elderly parents of the 50-year-old man killed.
“I know he didn’t mean it,” the dead man’s mother said of the alleged drunken driver. “This young man didn’t do it intentionally, but I lost a son I can’t replace.”
The grief of a mother who has lost a child is bottomless. As she speaks, she reveals an undying anger with the 25-year-old now sitting in jail, charged with homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
“He needs to stay there,” she says to a newspaper. “He needs to learn from this. He owes the world a good man, because he took one.”
The good man taken from his parents was also taken from the family business, making him irreplaceable in more ways than one.
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For those parents, and for others in similarly tragic circumstances, there is no way to regain what they have lost. But there is a means of holding the perpetrator responsible. A wrongful death claim can result in compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
A discussion with an experienced Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney begins the process of getting justice for your loved one.