Last month, an out-of-control SUV careened through a grove of trees, struck a house and then landed in a pool in New Brighton.
The driver, according to CBS Minnesota, was drunk at the time of the crash. New Brighton police have said they are still investigating the accident and results of a blood test are pending, so no formal charges have been brought. (Remember, people are always innocent until it has conclusively been proven otherwise.)
Luckily, no one was hurt in the accident. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The crash did destroy one resident’s retaining wall and swing set and another resident’s garden shed. Ten days after the vehicle smashed into their lives, the residents say they’re still finding pieces of it around their yards.
The driver was not insured, and that has left the residents uncertain of where to turn.
It seems clear that both sides could benefit from the help of an attorney on this issue. The driver needs to take accountability for his mistake, but should not be burned at the stake, metaphorically speaking. The residents who had their property damaged sound like they need professional advice as to how best move on from this situation.
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