A lawsuit against a bar that served a patron an excessive amount of booze despite his clear intoxication level has settled a lawsuit brought by the family of four that driver went on to seriously injured when he slammed 65 mph into their home as they slept.
The impact of the crash on their one-story home left all four members of the family hospitalized, including a 1-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. The boy was trapped underneath the car and suffered a fractured skull. He now suffers speech and mobility delays, post-traumatic stress disorder and long-term cognitive and vision impairments.He has severe night terrors and wakes up screaming every night. He still receives extensive physical and psychological therapies.
For his crimes, the driver pleaded guilty and was sentenced to the maximum under state law in Ohio (where the crash occurred), which was 16 years. He was also ordered to pay $62,000 in restitution to the family.