When people drive on a highway late at night or early in the morning, they tend to enjoy the fact that traffic conditions are relatively light and that the distractions that are out there are few in number. Unfortunately, this is also the time of day when people who are under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant tend to be out in higher numbers. Tragically, police suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in a crash early this morning. They have announced that charges are pending against a wrong-way driver in the aftermath of a suspected Staten Island DUI accident that killed one person and injured three others.According to the authorities, this suspected Staten Island DUI accident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. this morning. The unidentified driver of a sedan apparently turned in the wrong direction on Richmond Road near the Staten Island Expressway. After moving in the wrong direction on that highway for a period of time, the driver collided head-on with an oncoming sedan. An unidentified passenger in the wrong way driver’s vehicle was killed, and that driver, the driver of the other vehicle and the passenger in the other vehicle were all injured.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who was kiled in this suspected Staten Island DUI accident. We hope that those who were injured are able to recover from the harm they have suffered. In addition, this Staten Island car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Accident Lawyers
If the available information is accurate and this Staten Island car accident was caused by the wrong-way driver, then the situation could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the personw who was killed in the wreck. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s ultimately successful, the family could recover damages that compensate them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love to a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.