17-year-old Florida teen causes fatal crash

The personal injury lawyers of Eberstein and Witherite are dedicated to helping you win your case. When Paul Krommendyk began his normal pizza delivery shift on Saturday night, he was completely unaware of the events that would soon unfold. At a red light, a Porsche Cayenne SUV, going about 80 miles per hour slammed into his small Toyota, pushing it into the car stopped in front of him which flew out into the middle of the busy intersection. The 45-year-old deliveryman was killed instantly while the other driver remains in critical condition. The driver of the Porsche, 17-year-old Benjamin student Beruch Yonas Zegeye lived to be charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and DUI involving serious injury to another and reckless driving.

This is truly a tragic story that could have been avoided if the teen was not drinking and driving. Reports stated that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.072 percent, which is above the legal limit of 0.02 percent for drivers younger than 21. After appearing in court, he was released on a bond of $50,000 and is required to wear an ankle bracelet, limiting him to only school and necessary appointments.

An act of negligence cannot get clearer than a driver who chooses to drive drunk. If you or a loved one have been involved in an incident similar to the one above, you may be entitled to additional money in the form of punitive damages. These damages are those that punish an individual for their deliberate actions. The personal injury lawyers of Eberstein and Witherite are dedicated to helping you win your case.

They will work hard to see that justice served and that appropriate compensation is reached on your behalf. Contact the Law Office of Eberstein & Witherite
3100 Monticello, Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75205
Toll Free: (888) 407-6669
Fax: (214) 378-6670

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