A jury has awarded more than $2 million to the family of a Pennsylvania man who was killed by a drunken driver four years ago. The verdict was returned against Melissa Cummings of Pittsburgh, who ran a red light after leaving a Harrisburg bar. Tests showed her alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. The other Defendants were the club, its manager and the bartender. Unfortunately, the club had no liability insurance. No business license should be issued to any establishment which sells or serves alcoholic beverages that has no liability insurance. In this case, the victim and a friend were loading dogs into their car when he was struck. The impact severed the 55-year-old man’s legs. The drunk driver was recently paroled after serving a relatively short state prison sentence.
Source: Insurance Journal
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