Miami, Florida – A tragic car accident recently left 2 children seriously injured and without a mother. According to Aventura police, 38 year old Donna Dante was traveling over 80 mph on Biscayne Boulevard at Miami Gardens Drive. She had an open bottle of tequila in the car when she ran a red light, sideswiped a car in the intersection, jumped over the median and slammed head-on into another car.
Her two children, ages 8 and 5, were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center with broken bones and lost teeth.
According to investigators, Donna Dante did three things wrong: she was driving under the influence, she had her children in the car with her and she was not wearing a seat belt.
Fortunately, the injuries her two boys suffered, while serious, were not life threatening.
This is a powerful illustration of the horrific consequences that can come from driving under the influence of alcohol. The results here – Miami wrongful death and serious personal injury.
It is truly unfortunate that the terrible decision people make to drink and drive in merely an instant often has devastating consequences that last a lifetime for those who they harm. The victims of drunk drivers and their families do not get over paralysis (whether quadriplegia or paraplegia), disfiguring burns, brain injury or the death of loved ones in an instant. These losses last a lifetime.
While we as trial lawyers cannot undo the gross negligence of drunk drivers, we can obtain needed medical, psychological and financial support for people who have needlessly suffered because of someone else’s negligence. We can and should also hold the responsible parties accountable through both our criminal and civil justice systems.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a drunk driver, contact a Miami injury lawyer today. While our firm is based in Miami, our experienced injury lawyers handle accident cases all over the State of Florida