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New York passenger died in accident by alleged drunk driver

New York residents may not be aware that almost one-third of all fatal accidents on the roads are the result of people driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A drunk driver often acts irresponsibly by speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Their reactions are sometimes slower than that of sober drivers and prevent them from reacting to traffic signals and emergency situations properly.

Driver in fatal car accident is released from hospital

A particularly gruesome accident occurred in Queens on April 4. A car containing five college students skidded off the road into Steinway Creek, killing the four passengers. The driver, who survived the fatal car accident, was recently released from the hospital. He tested negative for alcohol and has not yet been charged by New York authorities.

Phantom BMW abandoned on Brooklyn street after fatal accident

It's unlikely that the driver of a BMW involved in a hit-and-run fatality in Brooklyn is the owner of the abandoned and destroyed vehicle. The red, flashy BMW seemed to come out of nowhere when it hit and killed a 46-year-old man on a bicycle at Broadway and Halsey Street. After the fatal accident, the driver took off going the wrong way up Boyland Street and crashed into a Toyota 4-Runner. Under New York law, he appears to be both civilly and criminally responsible for the death and injuries.

Highway worker hit and seriously injured in car accident

One important rule of the road is that the driver must have sufficient control of his vehicle to avoid hitting other vehicles or persons on the road ahead. He must be focused on what lies ahead and react accordingly. He must be going at a speed that allows him to slow down within an assured clear distance of anything ahead. These are fairly universal principles of vehicular negligence applicable in New York elsewhere. One who fails to follow these basic operating principles and causes a car accident will likely be found liable for the damage caused.

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