Car accidents happen for many reasons. Most of the time, those reasons are because one of the drivers was impaired, or simply made a bad driving decision. However, one forty-four-year-old woman has entered a plea of guilty after crashing her car into the vehicle of an elderly couple and killing them. Her reason for the guilty plea? She was high on Heroin at the time.
The woman states during her trial that she had driven to St. Louis to purchase Heroin capsules, and she had injected Heroin while she was driving. A few minutes later, she lost consciousness, and didn’t wake up until the crash occurred. At the time, she was suffering from a severe Heroin addiction, and according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, she spent thousands of dollars every month on the illegal drug.
Drugs like Heroin are deadly for the people who use them as well as for anyone who might come into their path while they’re high. This accident was such a tragedy, and it’s one that could have been avoided.
If you or a loved one is ever in a car accident because of the impairment or poor driving decisions of another driver, it’s important to contact a St. Louis auto accident attorney right away. You deserve to be compensated for your losses, and your attorney will work hard to get you the money you rightly deserve.