Drunk driving has the potential to kill, which is why it’s taken so seriously by the authorities. Whole communities can be impacted by the crash, not only including those who witnessed it or the victim’s families. Graduating seniors in high school, for example, have many friends who will be impacted. Teachers and their colleagues are bound to be affected as well.

That’s what is happening in this case. In a collision that happened in Florida, a 17-year-old man was killed while riding his motorcycle. The teen was struck by a suspected drunk driver when he was traveling past Shake Station.

According to the news article, the teen was struck and killed when a drunk driver pulled into the roadway in front of him while attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 42nd Avenue East. The teen had the right of way on U.S. 301 at the time of the crash.

The allegedly drunk driver, 53, was initially arrested. Now, he’s out on $50,500 bond while awaiting trial.

The community has come together for the teen’s family, and several restaurants and food trucks are hosting fundraising nights for the family.

You deserve support if you lose a loved one to a drunk driving collision

Losing a loved one is difficult, but you do have the opportunity to hold the drunken and reckless driver who caused the crash responsible for the pain and loss that they’ve caused. Your attorney will work with you to determine when you should file your claim and if you should accept a settlement if it’s offered. Your life has been changed, but at the very least, you should be compensated.