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$2.25 Million to be Paid by Police Officer and Bar to Settle Car Crash Lawsuit

St. Louis website, Stltoday.com, reports an off-duty police officer and the bar which served her alcohol will pay $2.25 million to the families of the four young people who died in a car crash on March 21, 2010.

The wrongful death lawsuit states the 42-year-old police officer had consumed a “high quantity” of alcohol at O’Leary’s Restaurant & Bar before leaving to drive home.  On her way home she crossed the center line and drove her Mitsubishi into the Honda about 1:45 a.m.  All four passengers were killed and the driver suffered a head injury, fractured rib, liver trauma and lung and skull contusions.

The bar was included in the lawsuit because its employees knew the police officer was drunk and did not call her a cab or stop her from driving her car.  It is also alleged the bar continued to serve her alcohol despite her slurred speech and unsteady gait.

The New York offices of Scott C. Gottlieb have vast experience dealing with wrongful death cases.  If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our web site.  There is no case-review cost.

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