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2 killed in scooter crash with alleged drunk driver

When drivers aren't traveling in a safe manner, it's reasonable to want to hold them accountable for their actions. Take, for example, a case out of South Florida in which an alleged drunk driver was speeding at over 110 mph when he hit two people on a scooter.

The crash, which took place at around 1:30 a.m., took the lives of both people on the scooter. The driver did stay at the scene, but he claimed that he had not seen the scooter.

On board the smaller vehicle, a woman, 48, was a passenger and died in less than an hour after the collision. The driver, 53, died three days later.

The allegedly drunk driver, 37, has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI causing death, reckless driving and DUI with damage. He and his passenger were not injured in the collision. He did give a blood sample, and it showed that his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .16%, twice the legal limit.

By using the vehicle's monitoring systems, it was discovered that the man had been speeding at 110 mph prior to the air bag deploying. In that area, the speed limit is only 40 mph.

Cases like this are tragic because people have lost their lives too soon. If you're involved in a collision with a drunk driver or someone who is impaired, it's important that they are held responsible. Whether you're injured or lose someone you love in a crash like this, you do have a right to pursue compensation and to ask for the other person to be held accountable for their actions.

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