It is a kindness to stop and help other drivers when they’re stranded, but it is also a dangerous act. Some drivers don’t care to pull over like they should and cause accidents. Add alcohol to the mix and the results can be deadly, as in this case reported by the AP.
Todd Williams has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of vehicular homicide after he hit a disabled vehicle. That caused a chain reaction that threw the three victims off of the elevated expressway. They fell 30 feet to their deaths.
When police tested Williams’ blood-alcohol content, he was at .11 percent, which is above the legal limit.
A motorist had struck a rail and got spun around due to a blown tire. The victims had stopped their cards to assist in the matter but were thrown off the overpass when one of the cars was pushed into them from the chain-reaction crash.
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Williams now faces 21 years in prison for his actions. We hope that the families of the victims are able to receive some compensation after this horrible accident as well. We also want to remind people to never drink and drive because it can lead to situations like this. Now Williams will have to live with these deaths on his conscience for the rest of his life.