YOUNG MAN JAILED FOR CRASH THAT CLAIMS 3 LIVES
The lone survivor of a tragic crash that cost three passengers their lives has been jailed on charges of vehicular homicide, among others.
Although he is alive, the young man is not in good condition. He appeared in court to face charges with visible burn wounds on his face gauze covering much of his head, as well as wearing a neck brace and using a walker to move about. At the time he was unrepresented, and was instructed to fill out the proper paperwork to be assigned a public defender. The youg man commented that he had been trying to obtain a lawyer to represent him, but that the process had all happened very fast, and he had been unable to find representation. In addition to the vehicular homicide charges, the driver is facing charges of firearm possession, marijuana possession, DUI, and accident involving death without a proper license. His bail has been set at $250,000.
According to witnesses and court documents, the accident occurred around 1:30 in the morning on May 6, when the the young man in question struck three parked cars while speeding. One of the other vehicles that was struck reportedly burst into flames, and the driver was seen emerging from the vehicle and running across the road, then rolling around on the ground screaming. He was reportedly combative with police officers when they arrived on the scene and attempted to help remove his clothing. He was also found to have a bag of marijuana in his clothes.
There are many elements of this case that are still unknown, and the driver deserves to receive the best defense he can obtain, just as the families of the victims deserve to compensated in some way for their losses. If you or someone you know have been hurt or injured by another person’s negligent actions, you deserve to be made whole. An experienced attorney in Pennsylvania can help make sure that your rights remain protected as you seek to see that justice is served.
Source: LehighValleyLive.com, “Lone survivor of fiery crash jailed in wreck that killed 3,” Pamela Sroka-Holzmann, Sep. 14, 2016