08/24/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Pleasant Hills, PA – The attorney for a man accused of causing a crash that killed a 12-year-old girl in 2008 is fighting the DUI charges, claiming the physicians missed a brain tumor on the defendant’s CAT scan after the crash, as reported by The Pittsburgh Channel.
According to recent findings, then 17-year-old Matthew Frank, was sick at the time that police accused him of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in April 2008.
Reports from 2008 never gave a BAC.
Frank’s defense attorney told the press, “We discovered that he had a malignant brain tumor approximately two years ago, and he’s had at least two surgical procedures, and he’s taken chemo.”
The tumor was not discovered until a year and a half after the accident, but upon re-examining the CAT scans that were given after the head-on collision, physicians determined Frank had the tumor then as well.
The little girl who was killed in the crash was a sixth-grader at Pleasant Hills Middle School. Her parents, Carl and Cheri, were not happy with the claims. Carl Wright stated, “Cancer didn’t kill my daughter. Drugs and alcohol and a very stupid decision killed my daughter.”
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