Dwi Suspected in Winston-Salem Ambulance Crash

When a fatal car accident occurs, there is an understandable need for answers. In this search, however, it may be easy to overlook the rights of someone suspected of engaging in some sort of criminal behavior leading up to the accident. Unfortunately, a man now faces criminal charges, including DWI, after a fatal Winston-Salem accident.

The accident happened at approximately 1:15 on a morning in February. Police say that a car driven by a 27-year-old man crashed into the side of an ambulance. As a result of the collision, neither of the drivers involved were reportedly able to maintain control of the vehicles.

While the car exited the road, the ambulance rolled onto its side. The occupants of the ambulance -- a mother and her baby as well as two paramedics -- were taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, the baby passed away soon after the collision. The driver of the car has since been arrested, accused of failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. A male passenger in his vehicle is charged with failing to give information and render aid.

Many of the details about the accident are unclear at this time, including information regarding the exact cause. A death such as this is tragic and typically leaves authorities and others desperate for answers. However, the driver allegedly involved in the Winston-Salem accident that resulted in DWI and other charges has legal rights that must be upheld throughout the criminal process. Because few people can recognize and adequately respond to unlawful treatment, those facing criminal charges often opt to hire a professional who can.

Source: myfox8.com, "Baby injured in crash involving ambulance in Winston-Salem has died", Carly Hildyard, Feb. 12, 2018