Passengers who willingly get into vehicles operated by people who are intoxicated are at a great risk of being involved in a drunk driving accident. In fact, they could become the victims of fatal drunk driving accident incidents like one that took place recently in Alaska. The accident is a sad reminder of how quickly a night out can turn into a tragedy.
The single-vehicle crash occurred close to Fairbanks in early February and involved a pickup truck that rolled over several times. Authorities were called to the scene in the early morning hours. When they arrived, they discovered that two people were injured. The driver received treatment at a nearby medical facility, but his passenger succumbed to her injuries at the scene, according to emergency personnel. She had been thrown from the truck, presumably as it was rolling.