Last month, residents of State College, as well as PennState students, got to view the “DUI Victims Moving Memorial” parked along College Avenue. This memorial is a mobile vehicle that lists the names of thousands of victims of drunk driving. Many feel that, by listing victims’ actual names instead of just numbers, the effect is much more real and unsettling. State College police said that they hope the mobile memorial served as a reminder to dissuade drunk drivers from potentially operating a motor vehicle. According to the article by WJAC, the local police state that, arguably, the most dangerous drivers are the ones who have been casually drinking and don’t realize how intoxicated they are.
Many trial lawyers see many accidents involving drunk and/or distracted driving. Since, by nature, these accidents are preventable, the fact that they occur at all is particularly aggravating. It also extremely emotional, painful, and psychologically damaging for friends and family of the victims as well. Attorney Doug Stoehr is an Altoona based personal injury lawyer who takes claims for many clients who have been injured in automobile accidents. He also takes cases for victims of distracted driving accidents in Altoona, Blair County, and the seven surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. For more information on his central Pennsylvania practice, please call his office at 814-515-9074 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com.