In this day and age, there’s no excuse for drunk driving. If anyone has one too many beers, all they need to do is order an Uber on their phone. Or, call someone and get a ride. Instead, people drink, make poor decisions, and get behind the wheel. They put the lives of not only themselves, but everybody else at risk. Sadly, this is what happened in Cobb County this past week.
A young man named Tyler Wallace was on his way home from post-medical school training. He was traveling to his house from Smyrna, Georgia. He had just graduated from UGA’s medical school with honors. He was setting up his own physical therapy practice and had his whole life ahead of him.
Unfortunately, Brent Davis decided that it was okay to drink and get behind the wheel. Not only was he drunk, but he was drinking beers in his vehicle. He was making a left hand turn out of Highlands Grove Business Park in Cobb County.
When Davis turned, he crashed into the young medical school graduate. Sadly, Wallace did not survive the accident and died on the scene.
The police were called to the crash. It was obvious to the police that he was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. They asked him to stop out of the car and he was stumbling and slurring his words. They also found open and empty beer cans in his vehicle. He was charged with homicide by vehicle and DUI.
The family of the victim will certainly have a potential wrongful death claim against Davis. If your loved one is injured in a drunk driving accident, call our car accident lawyers right away.