When people are driving themselves around Pennsylvania, they have full responsibility over their actions and can feel confident about their safety when they carefully adhere to the rules of the road. However, when they are the passenger in someone else’s vehicle, they are subject to the behavior and choices of the driver and may have to deal with consequences if the driver fails to act responsibly.
This is what happened in a recent car accident that occurred in Iowa where two people were driving on the frozen water at Lake Delhi when their vehicle plunged into the icy water. The driver managed to escape the wreckage and make it back to shore, but his passenger was not so fortunate and drowned in the accident. A witness reported seeing the pair doing doughnuts on the ice and after a brief search, investigators located the passenger’s body inside of the vehicle under the water. When confronted by authorities, the driver denied any involvement with the accident. However, after further investigations revealed a pair of frozen shoes in the man’s possession with tread that matched tracks found at the scene, he admitted being the driver and that he was able to escape the wreck. Currently, he is facing charges related to reckless driving and vehicular homicide.
For people who have been injured in a car accident because of another person’s irresponsible driving, they may wish to hire an attorney for help. This decision may enable them to save valuable time as their legal case progresses, so they can focus more of their resources on healing and recovering.
Source: ABC 6 News, “Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter After Truck Falls Through Ice, Drowning Passenger,” Jan. 23, 2018