The accident occurred over a year ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley Sheridan was driving to her boyfriend’s house when she caused a serious accident. According to court filings, the only thing Sheridan remembers from the day of the crash is entering onto Route 32 and striking the back of a car.
Moments before the accident, a witness reported seeing Sheridan driving over 80 mph on Route 1. The witness slowed down when she saw the Sheridan nearly hit a car up ahead, then drift into the right lane. Seconds later, while crossing the Route 32 bridge, Sheridan slammed into the victims car.
After the accident, police found Sheridan’s purse open in the car, a prescription medication bottle without her name on it lying inside. Two tablets were found inside the bottle. They were later analyzed and found to be buprenorphine, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction.
The car Sheridan hit was that of 66-year-old Mary McGrath of Morrisville. McGrath was originally listed in critical condition, and remained in this condition for quite some time. Eight months after the accident, McGrath passed away, the coroner stating that she died from “multiple injuries sustained in the motor vehicle accident.”
Upon her death, police charged Sheridan with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, felony aggravated assault by vehicle, misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment and several other minor traffic offences.
Our Langhorne, Pa. car accident attorneys would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ms. McGrath. We hope that with time you will be able to find some measure of peace.