Lawsuit Filed Against a Drunk Driver Responsible for Killing a Medical Student

A 24-year-old medical student Samantha Alison Thomas was recently killed in an accident involving a drunk driver. Ms. Thomas’ family has filed a lawsuit against the drunk driver, neurosurgeon named Jonathan Nakhla, who is currently under indictment for the manslaughter of Ms. Thomas.

According to a lawsuit filed by Ms. Thomas’ family, Dr. Nakhla was not only drunk at the time of the accident but was also driving far in excess of the posted speed limit. The lawsuit also alleges that prior to the accident, Dr. Nakhla boasted he could get away with driving drunk because he had been issued a physician’s card by a police department.

The police report pertaining to the accident indicates that Dr. Nakhla was driving his Audi R8 Spyder high-performance convertible at 138-mph on a road with a 45-mph speed limit. A vehicle pulled out in front of Dr. Nakhla, causing him to swerve and lose control of his vehicle, which then struck a guard rail, rolled six times, and came to rest in a ditch. Ms. Thomas, a passenger in Dr. Nakhla’s vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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