Madison, WI (November 8, 2019) – According to Madison Police, the driver has been identified in a head-on crash that took place on Friday at 1:37 p.m. The accident left one woman with a fractured spine and a broken ankle.
The police arrested Kenneth A. Lutomoski, 34, and charged him with injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Additionally, he was charged for deviating from a designated lane.
The incident occurred on the 1000 block of Williamson Street. The 53-year-old Madison woman who was injured in the head-on crash told the police that Lutomoski came straight at her. She was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
Witnesses told authorities that they saw a large white rental truck driving erratically and swerving all over the road. At one point is lowed for no reason and then it turned from John Nolen Drive to Williamson Street. The truck sideswiped one car and just missed others before it hit its female victim head-on.
Police reported that Lutomski appeared drowsy and he admitted to being a heroin user. Lutomski failed the field sobriety tests administered by the authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Alcohol And Severe Car Accidents In Madison
Alcohol or drugs and driving make for a highly risky and deadly combination. Approximately 40% of all traffic fatalities are due to intoxication. Not only can driving while drunk increase your risk for crashes substantially, but it also increases the severity of the outcome. In some circumstances, a drunk driver may not just be liable for civil charges, but also face criminal charges too. In 2016, 15% of fatal accidents had individuals aged 15-20 with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) that were .08 and higher.
If you were injured by a drunk driver you deserve compensation and to see your full legal justice. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure that your best interests are protected.
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