A delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza was recently charged with vehicular homicide for causing the death of a 21 year old woman on May 17 of this year in a traffic accident in Macon Georgia. The driver was allegedly under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana at the time of the accident.
The Macon Georgia Telegraph has the story.
Vehicular homicide can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the underlying reason for the accident. Usually, any DUI-type offense that leads to a death will be charged as a felony. Only people who have committed a very minor traffic offense that results in an accidental death receive misdemeanor treatment.
Our firm has represented injured drivers and their families in cases like this one involving drunk drivers. Now that the indictment has been returned, it is almost certain that both the driver and Domino’s Pizza will be liable for the accident.
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