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.
New York is full of bars, restaurants, grocery stores and other establishments that sell alcohol. When a patron leaves an alcohol retailer, many believe that the establishment has no responsibility for that person's actions after he or she is out the door. Thankfully, due to dram shop laws, this is not necessarily the case. An alcohol retailer may, under the right circumstances, be held partially responsible for the actions of a drunk driver.
In New York on March 16, a young man was driving his vehicle when he crashed, ripping his car in two. In the vehicle with him were two individuals, one of whom died in the wreck. Authorities believe that impaired driving is responsible for this tragic event.
Accidents caused by impaired drivers occur all too frequently on New York roadways. It is not uncommon for an accident caused by a drunk driver to result in significant losses for the victim. If you have been injured in a collision caused by an impaired driver, you may have legal recourse. Through filing claims in civil court, you may achieve compensation for your losses if litigation is successful.
A young woman in New York is facing criminal charges following a recent car crash. This incident resulted in a passenger in her automobile suffering critical injuries. She has been charged with driving under the influence resulting in bodily harm. This is considered a felony offense.