Fox TV 10 reported this week following up on a recent Mobile, Alabama accident in which a doctor faces manslaughter charges for allegedly being responsible for the death of a medical student in a drunken car crash.
The initial wreck occurred in early August when a Mobile neurosurgeon was driving at speeds of almost 140 miles per hour on the West I-65 Service Road. He swerved to avoid another car that had slowed to turn into a motel, and rolled six times before landing upside down, with blunt force trauma killing his passenger, a 24-year-old medical student at the University of South Alabama.
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A Mobile Police Department officer who responded to the accident testified Wednesday in a court hearing for the case. He stated that the suspect showed zero concern for the well-being of his passenger, but questioned first responders repeatedly about whether his expensive watch was OK and devastated that his $200,000 car was totaled.
The Assistant District Attorney stated “The officer testified that he did question the defendant about whether he was driving at an excessive speed and he said ‘no’ and then, later, he said that maybe he had been speeding a little bit. The testimony was that the speed was in excess of over a hundred miles per hour.” However, the defense attorney replied that it was simply an unfortunate traffic accident.
Mobile Police have stated that the neurosurgeon was over the legal blood alcohol limit when the crash occurred but according to testimony offered in court Wednesday, blood test results are still pending.
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