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Drunk Driver Crashes Into Accident Scene in Melbourne

September 27, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), on average, every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.

Drinking and driving is one of the most selfish and reckless acts a driver can commit. Not only are drunk drivers putting their lives at risk, but also the lives of anyone else unlucky enough to be sharing the road with them.

Recently, a drunk driver crashed into a police car blocking traffic from disturbing the scene of a fatal car accident in Melbourne, Florida. According to Florida Today, the first accident happened around 11:25 p.m. at the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Wickham Road.

A 2006 Hyundai SUV was reportedly traveling west on Eau Gallie at a high rate of speed leading up to the wreck, which occurred when the Hyundai broadsided a 1994 Nissan at the Wickham intersection.

The driver of the Hyundai died at the scene. The driver of the Nissan was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, where she later died.

Following the accident, police had blocked off the crash scene while they conducted an investigation. However, the scene was ultimately disturbed by a drunk driver, who collided with a police car blocking northbound traffic on Wickham Road.

“He drove through several barricades of cones, and then he struck the police car head-on,” said Melbourne Police Sgt. Marty Miller.

The drunk driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Did You Know: According to MADD, every day in America, 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.

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