A recent Huntsville Times Watchdog report points out the frustration both police and car accident victims must deal with because of long delays on toxicology reports that determine whether drivers were drinking or on drugs at the time of an accident.
The story highlights a May 2 single-car accident in Hampton Cove that ended with three teens hospitalized. One of the three, 16-year-old Mohammad Fulladi, died on June 11 from injuries sustained in the wreck.
Police are still waiting on toxicology results more than two months after the accident. Until those results are in, the police are at a halt in their investigation and prosecutors do not know what charges, if any, to file against driver Isaac Holdsambeck. Potential personal injury and wrongful death claims by the victims are held up as well.
According to police sergeant Mark Roberts, the toxicology tests are being performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Birmingham. The forensics lab in Huntsville is not able to perform toxicology tests, only autopsies.
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