Alcohol, poor personal choice and a Mack truck took another life, this time in Princeton, New Jersey.
In New York and throughout the United States, fatal accidents involving alcohol end lives and destroy families. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 344 alcohol-associated fatalities in New York in 2012.
On Thursday evening, March 20, Charles Inman and his wife Pam were northbound in their Lexus on Route 1 in West Windsor, New Jersey. Mr. Inman is the well-regarded founder of the Battle Against Hunger Bike Ride, a 200-mile bike ride that has raised more than $700,000 for food charities since 2003.
Behind Mr. and Mrs. Inman, Lorin Fisher was at the wheel of a Mack truck and allegedly drunk at the wheel. Coming up quickly, the Mack truck rammed the Lexus, driving it into a BMW directly in front. Mr. Inman passed away in the hospital while his wife remains in serious condition.
Unhurt, Mr. Fisher was charged with the following offenses:
- Death by auto
- Aggravated assault
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Failure to observe a red traffic signal
Driving near large trucks is hazardous on any roadway. In this case, Mr. Fisher was driving impaired, ignored a traffic signal and recklessly ended the life of Mr. Inman. There is little escape when a Mack truck appears suddenly in a rear-view mirror.
Wrongful death does not occur by accident, but from negligence. If you lose a loved one to the personal mistakes or negligence of others, talk to a skilled injury attorney in New York.