DUI Charge in Crash that Killed Gwinnett Teen
Brittany Sailors, a 16 year-old Gwinnett County resident, was killed Sunday night when she pulled out in front of another vehicle in a neighborhood near Grayson. She was attempting to make a left turn from Graystone Parkway onto Lakeview Road around 9:40 p.m., according to the Gwinnett County police press release.
When she was struck by another vehicle that was westbound on Lakeview Road, neither Sailors nor her passage, Lacey Gowens, also 16-years old, were wearing a seat belt. Sailors died at the scene. Gowens has been hospitalized due to injuries that police said are not life-threatening.
Police later changed the other driver, Mutajah Paasewe, 23, of Grayson, with driving under the influence, according to the AJC. Paasewe and his passenger, 19-year-old Dario Abreau of Norcross, were also taken to a local hospital for treatment.
DUI Injury Cases at Pope & Howard
Unfortunately, tragic cases like these are not uncommon. Each year, approximately 35% of automobile related accidents caused injury or death due to drunk driving. In Georgia alone, 33% (489) of the automobile fatalities last year were drunk driving related.
At Pope & Howard, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience you need to file a law suit against a driver who caused injury or death while under the influence. We are well versed in Georgia law regarding drunk drivers, and the rights of the victims.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed by the negligence of a drunk driver, contact Pope & Howard, P.C. at 404-885-9999 or via e-mail for legal advice and representation.