15 people were injured, two critically, when a mobile pub cart overturned in Atlanta at West Peachtree Street and 14th Street. So-called pedal pubs or party bikes are designed so passengers can enjoy a drink while taking in the sites of a city. While the passengers are permitted to consume alcohol, the driver, of course, is not, and the driver of the pedal pub that overturned Saturday, April 30 was cited for driving under the influence. According to news reports, the pub cart was traveling at 35 miles per hour when it turned a corner and tipped over, sending passengers spilling out onto the street.
Companies that operate mobile pub carts have an obligation to vet their employees and properly train them to keep passengers safe. If it can be shown that the operator of a mobile pub failed to enforce proper safety protocols, the company could be held liable in a court of law.
While police have charged the driver for driving under the influence, only the people who were injured in the pub cart crash have the power to stand up and demand justice and compensation in the civil courts. By filing a lawsuit, the injured individuals can seek a financial recovery, and by holding the pedal pub operator accountable, hopefully, they can provide a proper motive to keep such a life-changing disaster from happening to someone else in the future. In this way, we can help Make Atlanta Safe.