Taking drugs or any sort of prescription medication can cause impairment, so it’s important to avoid driving in those situations. One woman, unfortunately, did not avoid driving while she was on medication last month, and now she’s facing charges for driving into a man who was mowing his lawn.
The car accident happened early last month in Limerick Township, according to Patch.com. The woman was reportedly driving a 2005 Buick Rendezvous on Laver Road. She apparently went off the right side of the road and onto the man’s property.
The driver apparently drove through a fence and then hit the man, who was ejected from his lawnmower and thrown onto the woman’s hood and windshield, and then onto a nearby flowerbed. He suffered serious injuries and is apparently still hospitalized in a Philadelphia hospital. Reports indicate that he is only able to communicate by blinking his eyes.
A toxicologist says that at the time of the accident, a concentration of controlled substances in the driver’s system made her unfit to drive a vehicle safely.
In addition to being on prescription medication, police also say the woman was using her cellphone at the time of the crash. The 24-year-old woman was recently charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while under the influence, plus other related charges.
Patch.com reports that she was arraigned this week and will have her preliminary hearing on Dec. 13. Her bail was set at $25,000, and her driving was also restricted. With the help of Hollywood car accident firm, judicial ramifications from her accident could have been much lower.