Last month, victims of a 2009 fatal car crash in Allegheny County won over $28 in damages after a trial involving a drunk driver. As a result of the crash, one of the victims died at the scene, while the driver suffered severe injuries. He died seven months later as a result of an overdose of pain medication.
The man responsible for the crash, a 26-yearw-old Munhall man, reportedly struck the couple head-on while returning from Pittsburgh where he had attended a gun bash in which he partook of unlimited food and beer. According to police, the man’s blood alcohol content was 0.226 at the time of the accident, which is nearly three times the legal limit.