A bizarre accident that was caused by a man from Atlanta has made headlines given the sheer number of vehicles and injuries involved. Nine vehicles were wrapped up in the crash and five people were seriously injured. It is unknown at this time if more people were injured but simply didn’t suffer “serious” injuries. The car that started it all ultimately crashed into a restaurant and the entire wreck is being investigated by the police.

Given that the investigation is ongoing, few other details about the crash have been released. But what is known at this time is that the Atlanta man at the center of the crash is 28 years old and that he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs. It has not been specified what substance the man was on at the time of the crash, and ultimately it doesn’t matter much because his actions were reckless and negligent.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts everyone on the road at risk, including the driver acting on his or her dangerous impulse. No one should get behind the wheel of a car if they have consumed alcohol or have taken powerful drugs, may they be illegal substances or prescription drugs.

Drivers who make this choice subject themselves to criminal charges, and they could also be hauled into civil court if the victims of the accident pursue personal injury or wrongful death litigation against them.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Driver charged with DUI after van crashes into Moe’’ during 9-car wreck,” Lauren Foreman and Raisa Habersham, Aug. 15, 2017