Tampa, FL (March 3, 2019) - A head-on crash on Westshore Boulevard left one person dead and caused injuries for another on Saturday, March 2nd.
Around 9:30 p.m., 24-year-old Nicholas Schreiber was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he veered out of his lane and collided head-on with a Toyota Camry. The crash caused both vehicles to erupt in flames. A passenger in Schreiber's car at the time of the collision was trapped inside the vehicle. The passenger, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, was later pronounced dead by police.
The Camry driver sustained minor injuries in the crash. Schreiber admitted to drinking alcohol and now faces charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and DUI with property damage. Schreiber was being held in jail with no bond.
DUI accidents can have a serious and destructive impact on those involved. Due to the nature of these crashes, they often occur at high speeds and involve the most dangerous types of crashes, such as head-on collisions from wrong-way drivers. Nicholas Schreiber will be held legally responsible for the injuries and damages resulting to those affected by the crash. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the passenger who passed away due to Schrieber's reckless actions.
At Rubenstein Law, we never like to see accidents of any kind, especially those involving impaired drivers. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida car accident, we can help. Give us a call for a free consultation, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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