One man killed, two more injured in Durham crash. Most drunk driving accidents end up seriously injuring the passengers and other innocent motorists. When the cops see a single-car accident, one of the first things they have to consider is that the crash was caused by either alcohol or drugs.
This was the case in Durham, North Carolina this past weekend. A man driving his 2005 Ford Focus down Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard lost control of his car. He veered off toward the left side of the road. He attempted to fix the car but overcorrected and ended up running off the road.
41-year old Devin Hopkins of Durham, North Carolina was traveling on the road at about 9 pm near the interchange of Academy Road at the time of the accident. He had two other people in the car, 53-year old Gregory Alston from Durham and Anthony Mills, also from Durham.
Hopkins and Mills were both taken to the local hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, for Gregory Alston, the passenger in the back of the car, died at the scene. The coroner came and pronounced him dead on the scene.
There is no confirmation yet, but the authorities do suspect that speed and alcohol have something to do with the crash. Toxicology reports are pending. The cops have not yet filed any charges pending the investigation.
If Hopkins is found to be liable for the crash, both Mills and the victim’s family may have a legal claim against him. It will depend on what the accident investigation reveals.
If you or your loved one are injured in any sort of accident, contact our office. You can sit down with an experienced lawyer who can let you know what your case may be worth.