Richard Angelo was killed by an alleged drunk driver in Matthews, NC on May 30, 2018. The driver charged with DWI after she hit and killed a pedestrian, 22 year old Richard Angelo. The Charlotte Observer reports that Mr. Angelo was pushing his bike down a road when he was hit. The DWI charged driver was traveling in the same direction as Mr. Angelo and he was hit from behind. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at just before 1 a.m. on E. John Street at McKee Road in Matthews.
Besides DWI charges, the driver was also charged with possession of marijuana and driving with an open container of alcohol. The driver was traveling in a Ford Mustang and a local news channel at the accident scene observed an officer removing a bottle of wine from the driver’s vehicle. The charged driver in this case is innocent until proven guilty.
Accidents and injuries related to drunk driving are preventable. With public transportation and ride sharing options, there is no excuse for drinking and driving. Additionally, the simple act of not driving after having consumed alcohol prevents alcohol related car accidents. Alcohol related accidents in the United States are a very serious matter and are also a threat to public safety. Just in 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
Our law firm assists victims of alcohol related accidents. We are consistently involved in such cases and we work hard to protect the rights of our clients. Our firm is dedicated to helping people that have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. It never costs a thing to speak to one of our team members and our case evaluations can be done in person or on the phone. If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident or a wreck involving a drunk driver please call our office at 855-971-0559.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!