The Gainsville Sun is reporting that a 74-year old woman died during a DUI Manslaughter car accident with a recent graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Reports show that the victim was traveling from church to pick up a friend to attend the evening service. Florida Highway Patrol and firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove the elderly woman from her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The former UF student is alleged to have had a blood alcohol level .210. Florida law provides for a legal presumption of impairment at or above .08. The recent graduate has suffered personal injuries from the car accident with a laceration to her arm.
The investigation conducted by Florida Highway Patrol has alleged that the accident was caused by the UF graduate losing control of her pickup truck, driving over the curb and crashing into the side of the parked vehicle of the deceased. The investigation also included some accident reconstruction whereby the Florida Highway Patrol has concluded that this potential Motor Vehicle Wrongful Death was included speeds of 54 mph at impact and somewhere near 60-68 mph before losing control of the pickup truck.
If you are loved has been the victim of or charged with a Gainesville, FL DUI Manslaughter or an Alachua County Wrongful Death please contact Gainesville, Florida Attorney Jason Melton at 866-608-5529 or online.