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UPDATE: Karen Weinhold Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in Hampton, New Hampshire


HAMPTON, NH — A road accident sent two pedestrians to the hospital in Hampton, New Hampshire on Thursday, June 12th, 2014, according to a news report from WHDH.

Police have said that they belive Karen Weinhold was hurt when she was hit by a vehicle while she was walking or trying to cross the street with a friend. It is not clear what may have happened, nor the victims positioning in the road at the time of the accident.

Scene of the Accident

 

 

Karen Weinhold was taken by EMS personnel to a nearby hospital. Also injured in the accident was Lisa Beaudry.

The driver of the offending vehicle was identified as 17-year-old Remi Santos, who currently faces drunk driving related charges stemming from the accident.

The New Hampshire State Police are helping with the crash investigation.

Commentary:

The fact that this accident involved an alleged underage drunk driver should be a red flag to everyone involved. If this driver was hosted at a graduation party the night before, and the parents provided alcohol, under social host liability for minors, the hosts could be liable for this accident for their failure to serve responsibly. On the other hand, if this underage person purchased alcohol at a bar or liquor store, and was not asked to present age verification, those establishments could also be liable for their failure to sell alcohol responsibly.

–Grossman Law Offices

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