Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Brooklyn Car Accident Takes Life of Passenger

When drivers get behind the wheels of vehicles, they take on certain legal responsibilities with regards to others.  Basically, motorists are expected to avoid acts that will place others in situations of unreasonable danger.  Unfortunately, consuming alcohol before getting into a vehicle and driving is considered just that, and tragically that’s what police suspect led to a fatal Brooklyn car accident this morning that took the life of a driver’s passenger.  The driver has been arrested and the investigation by police continues.

According to the authorities, this suspected Brooklyn DUI accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning.  An unidentified 31-year-old man was driving his minivan in a southbound direction on Utica Avenue.  After he passed Avenue D in East Flatbush, he slammed into a tow truck.  The collision was so violent that the driver’s unidentified 34-year-old male passenger was killed instantly.  Authorities had to cut the roof off of the minivan in order to extricate the occupants.  

New York Car Accident Statistics

First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the passenger who was killed in this Brooklyn car accident, and we hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and fair result.  In addition, this suspected Brooklyn DUI 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers

While it seems possible that the driver involved in this suspected Brooklyn DUI accident could face serious criminal charges, he could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the man who was killed decides to initiate such a filing.  If they do and their case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.

If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for more than 40 years.  Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.