FOX News: H&E Represents Drunk Driving Victim
Drunk Driver Kills Mother of Two in San Antonio
Most of us know that drunk driving is a problem in the United States. In fact, nearly 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2014 alone, and drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States each year. But those figures only account for fatalities. Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2014, and 121 million incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol are self-reported by drivers each year.
What the numbers don’t tell is the story behind each and every one of the tragic deaths caused by drunk drivers, such as that of Lisa Harter, a marine recruit who was killed in a drunk driving crash. Her two sons, Justin and Devon, were 7 and 4 years old when Lisa’s ex-husband filed suit on behalf of them against the bar that served the driver, Marcos Serda, who crashed the vehicle he and Lisa were in. Upon reviewing the receipt from the night of the crash, it revealed that 2 guests, one of whom was Serda, were served 27 drinks. Only an hour later, he lost control of his vehicle on the highway, which caused the car to roll several times and instantly kill Lisa Harter. Serda survived and was vomiting on the scene. He registered a BAC of .13, nearly twice the legal limit, four hours after he left the bar.
More of the story, including details about another mother who was killed by a patron of the same bar, can be seen in the following video:
Impaired driving: Get the facts. (2016, April 15). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html
King, K. (2011, May 18). Letting bars off the hook. MySA. Retrieved from http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Letting-bars-off-the-hook-1380219.php