Early Tuesday evening, a 33-year-old man, driving drunk in Overbrook who ran a red light, plowed into a 13-year-old boy and two parked cars. He was arrested by the police and appropriate charges are prepared.

According to the police, the preliminary investigation showed that the man was driving an oversized Ford pickup truck west on Columbia Avenue.  He blew through the traffic light at 61st Street and crashed into the teen and the other cars.

The boy suffered head injuries and lacerations to his head, legs and hips and was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he remained hospitalized in stable condition around 7:30 p.m.

Cops arrested the driver for DUI shortly after the crash, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said.

Statistics for DUI is very impressive. Each year, around two million alcohol impaired driving collisions occur with 708,000 persons injured in alcohol related crashes and 74, 000 of those people suffer serious injuries. Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drunk driving, drink driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the act of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit (Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC).

PA criminal penalties for drunk driving can involve jail time, license suspension, fines, interlock ignition installation, alcohol treatment, driving school, and many other consequences if convicted. Additionally, driver’s license suspension by the PA Department of Transportation.

If you were injured in a car accident, contact experienced injury lawyer who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages as well as pain and suffering.

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