Drinking and driving may have caused deadly Brooklyn Center crash

A car accident caused by drinking and driving can hurt the families of all of the individuals involved. On Saturday night a fatal car accident occurred in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The car accident killed a 21-year-old female and a 22-year-old male who were stopped at a red light together. The 21-year-old driver that caused the crash is suspected of drinking and driving.

Two witnesses observed the crash, called 911 and tried to provide assistance to all of the individuals involved in the crash. The witnesses, a male and a female, were on their way to rent a DVD for the evening when they witnessed the crash at the intersection on 57th Avenue North near the Highway 100 exit. The male witness said a Toyota Camry exited the highway at a high rate of speed and smashed into the young couple’s car also stopped at the intersection. The female witness said the car the couple was in did not have a chance to avoid the oncoming Toyota.

Both cars erupted in flames from the impact and after the witnesses called 911, they rushed to both cars. The witnesses checked the young couple’s car first and found the occupants inside motionless. As they witnesses attempted to rescue the young couple from their car, they realized the young twenty-somethings had already been killed by the accident. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the couple was killed upon impact.

The 21-year-old driver and the 29-year-old passenger of the Toyota both suffered minor injuries. The witnesses found the driver of the Toyota dazed and with a bloody nose. The witnesses helped the driver and the passenger from their vehicle. According to the State Patrol both individuals had been drinking. The 21-year-old driver of the Toyota may be charged with a DUI among other charges.

Source: Star Tribune, “In a instant, two die in fiery Brooklyn Center crash,” Heron Marquez, 3/7/11

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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