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Drunk Driver Steals the Lives of Innocent Teens

One of the largest culprits of injuries and fatalities in the country is 100% preventable, such as the one resulted in two severely injured teenagers, Kirk Osborn and Hannah Miller and the tragic death of Logan Brown. According to police, drunk driver, Michael Gann was driving at an alcohol level higher than .15% when he his vehicle crossed over a barrier from a southbound lane to a north bound lane. His out of control vehicle collided with driver Kirk Osborn, resulting in the fatality of passenger, Brown and injury to passenger, Miller, in addition to seriously injuring to Osborn himself.

The drunk driving accident attorney representing the Browns and Millers came to a settlement of an unknown amount. However, the families must still go through the probate court process in order to approve and finalize the settlement. The extend of the injuries sustained by Miller are unspecified though the mental anguish goes without saying. The Brown family was unavailable to comment on the great loss of their young son, who died a much untimely death.

Jeffrey and Jennifer Osborn, parents of Kirk Osborn, sought a separate lawsuit with attorney, Richard Hawley.  They are suing Gann for punitive damages and personal injury. Osborn suffered a severe head injury from the crash. Hawley commented, “One year out (from the accident) is very speedy justice, although it may not seem that way to all of those involved. But for attorneys and the court system, this was a very quick resolution.”

Hawley continued, “He had a very rough year but he is doing well at school. He still has some physical limitations but it is hardly noticeable now…He is going to recover, not 100 percent, but psychologically he has come to terms with it. You don’t go through something like that and not have some mental scars.”

In criminal court, Gann was indicted on “two counts of operating a motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury with a blood-alcohol level equal to or greater than 0.08 percent”, for the injuries of Kirk Osborn and Hannah Miller. For the death of Logan Brown, he was indicted for causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content equal to or greater than 0.15 percent. He carries an additional indictment for hitting a parked car in gas station parking lot and leaving the scene of the accident, prior to the horrific collision with the teenagers.

This appalling story is a parent’s worst nightmare. No amount of money can bring back the child that was killed, the injuries sustained, or the pain felt by not only those other kids involved in the wreck, but all of their loved ones. However, by seeking the help of a highly qualified drunk driving accident attorney, you can help to minimize future tragedy, such as drowning in medical bills, counseling, loss of wages while mourning, and give you some type of closure.  Unfortunately, drunk driving is a leading killer in the United States (US). If you or someone you love have ever been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, contact a drunk driver accident attorney immediately.