By: Darrell Castle
This past Sunday around 6:30 am, an alleged drunk driver smashed into a car outside of Memphis on Highway 78. Two Briarcrest students — both 17 year old girls — were killed in the accident.
Two other teenage girls in the car were injured, as well as the grandmother of one of the girls. The grandmother was driving.
Melandus Penson — the driver responsible for this accident — has been charged with two counts of DUI.
According to reports, the girls were on their way to the beach when the accident happened.
Penson was driving with a suspended license when he caused the accident that killed these two innocent girls. His license was suspended because he’s had 4 other DUIs.
Do we need more evidence on the dangers of driving under the influence? Do more lives have to be ruined? Do more innocent teenagers need to be killed?
What a personal injury attorney can do
Filing a lawsuit won’t bring these girls back. It won’t ease the pain of the loved ones left behind. It won’t cure the suffering.
But it can provide money, and that’s the best we can do. It can provide financial compensation to help with medical costs and funeral arrangements. And it can help provide a sense of justice.
Our Memphis personal injury attorneys can help
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault — whether it was due to drunk driving or some other form of negligence — we can help you. We want to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. We want to make sure justice is served.
We’re detailed, caring and we’ll fight to get you the best results. And our past clients will tell you that.