Woman Who Caused Explosive Crash That Left $10M In Damages To Canadian Neighborhood Is Suing Bar Who Gave Her Drinks That Night

Photo Credit: Const. Rebecca Elliott (CBC News)

A Canadian woman, who caused $10 million in damages after driving drunk and crashing into a home that resulted in a massive explosion is now suing the bar that administered her the drinks; She believes they should be the ones to blame, NY Post reported. 

Daniella Leis was reportedly arrested and charged with four counts of impaired driving in August 2019 after ramming her father’s Ford Fusion into a brick home which then punctured a gas line causing a huge explosion that destroyed four homes and injured seven people. The 26-year-old was reportedly on her way home from a Marilyn Manson concert at the Budweiser Gardens arena in London, Ontario, at the time of the crash. According to the outlet, the entire neighborhood had to be evacuated. 

“The financial impact of Ms. Leis’ actions have been enormous, with a total damage estimate approaching $15 million,”

Judge George Orsini told the court. Leis was sentenced to three years in prison in 2021. However, she and her father Shawn Leis have since re-emerged with a lawsuit against Ovations Ontario Food Services, who provided liquor to Daniella, claiming that the company is just as responsible for the crash. 

According to legal documents obtained by the Post, the pair insists that staffers

“ejected Leis from the venue while failing to take steps to ensure she would not drive home.”

In addition, Leis also stated that Ovations kept giving her alcohol knowing she was already intoxicated, accusing them of putting

“profit above safety,”

and that the resulting damage was

“caused or contributed to by the negligence, breach of duty, breach of contract”

by the bar. The father-daughter duo says Ovations should be the ones to pay

“any awards or judgment amounts”

to the victims. 

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