It does not matter how many safety campaigns the state of New York runs; drunk driving is still very much a big issue here. Drunk driving has led to numerous deaths and injuries over the years. Anyone who has been hit and injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a drunk driver may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Police in New York are in the process of investigating a crash that injured seven people. This incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 9. Authorities believe a drunk driver is responsible for the incident.
A police officer in New York is facing criminal charges for the death of one of his co-workers. The two were driving home from the shooting range when they were involved in a single-vehicle car accident. Law enforcement officials believe that drunk driving contributed to this tragic event.
A New York teenager recently lost his life in a single-vehicle accident the day after Christmas. Impaired driving is thought responsible for the collision. If negligence can be established against the driver, the victim's surviving family members may be able to successfully pursue compensation for their losses.
How many people get one or a few drinks in their system and then get behind the wheel of a car? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is well over 100 million people a year. With so many people making this decision, it is amazing that more people in New York and elsewhere are not injured or killed in drunk driving-related incidents.
It was recently reported that several pedestrians were struck in New York. Sadly, this is a headline seen all too often in this state. It is believed that a drunk driver was responsible for this most recent event.
Labor Day is fast approaching and with it comes people looking to enjoy the long weekend away from work and school. Of course, with that comes people driving under the influence and DUI-related car accidents. Police all across New York will be out in force, hoping to stop people from impaired driving and save others from the anguish of being involved in a crash caused by drunk drivers.
On July 19, two men were heading north in a sedan on a road in Murray Hill when the 25-year-old driver crashed into an eastbound truck. A police report of that accident shows the collision occurred at an intersection in the early morning hours. The New York Police Department responded to the scene and alleged the man who operated the car was a drunk driver.
New York traffic was stopped in the Upper East Side on a recent Thursday evening. Chaos was caused by a man who is accused of impaired driving when he crashed into a store on the corner of East 64th Street and Madison Avenue. He knocked down a pedestrian in the process.
It is unfortunate that, even though the vast majority of people know that impaired driving can have severe consequences, it does not stop people from doing it. Sadly, this behavior results in numerous fatalities every year in New York and across the country. Losing a loved one to a drunk driver challenges one's emotions and can be financially devastating to boot.