When people consume alcohol and decide to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are committing a crime. When someone who has consumed alcohol causes a New York DUI accident and people are seriously injured as a result, that driver could face even more severe legal sanctions. Unfortunately, the presence of alcohol is suspected with regards to a Manhattan car accident that occurred this morning that injured eight people, including two critically. Police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this suspected Manhattan DUI accident occurred this morning at approximately 3:45 a.m. at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 16th Street. The driver of a Bentley collided violently with a BMW. No details were provided regarding what specifically led to the crash, but what is known is that two people were critically injured, two people were seriously injured and four others suffered what were described as relatively minor injuries. None of the names of those involved with the crash were released.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our hope for the people who were injured in this suspected Manhattan DUI accident, and we hope that the police investigation comes to a fast and fair conclusion. In addition, this Manhattan 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 DUI Accident Lawyers
If it turns out that the person who caused this suspected Manhattan DUI accident was at fault and under the influence of alcohol, it could lead to serious criminal charges. It could also lead to the filing of New York personal injury lawsuits by the people who were injured in this crash. If these lawsuits are filed and they are successful, they could lead to awards of damages that compensate the plaintiffs for the losses they both have incurred and will incur in the future.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of New York DUI accident lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.