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Drunk Driver Faces Prison Time: Crash Causes Teen’s Severe Traumatic Brain Injury [Winston-Salem]

[Winston-Salem] A devastating crash caused by an impaired driver has changed the life of a teenager forever. Peter Anthony Bosch, the driver found guilty, has been sentenced to 17-30 months imprisonment after causing a severe collision that resulted in a teenager suffering a life-altering traumatic brain injury (TBI).

On the early morning of Dec. 4, 2022, a distressing head-on collision occurred on US 421 North near Peters Creek Parkway. Responding officers arrived at a grim scene: a 2002 Ford Taurus and a 2016 Toyota Corolla, both with pinned drivers needing extrication. After a quick response from Winston-Salem firefighters and Forsyth County EMS, the injured were taken to the hospital.

Bosch, behind the wheel of the Ford Taurus and accompanied by a passenger, was heading the wrong way at a dangerous speed when he struck the Toyota Corolla. The Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office later disclosed that Bosch’s blood alcohol concentration was a shocking .24, triple the North Carolina legal limit of .08.

The Toyota Corolla held three passengers, with the youngest, a teenager, sustaining the most grievous injury. After enduring three months in the hospital, the teen’s accident-caused TBI has resulted in significant verbal and mobility challenges.

Emotions ran high in court as the teen’s mother conveyed the profound impact of the crash on her child’s life. Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill passionately vowed, “My office will focus resources to make our streets safe… I will pursue maximum sentences for impaired drivers.”

For families facing the aftermath of such devastating accidents, resources are available. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, contact the experts at the Brain Injury Help Center. We ensure victims receive essential medical care and guide them in pursuing financial compensation from those responsible. Remember, you don’t have to face this journey alone — call us today.

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