Consuming alcohol and other intoxicants and then getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is never a good decision, as it presents an unreasonable danger to anyone who may be affected by such a driver’s actions. Unfortunately, there are also situations where an intoxicated driver causes a New York DUI accident and then attempts to flee the scene, making matters only worse. Tragically, that’s what police suspect happened over the weekend when a man was arrested after a Bronx hit-and-run accident that took the life of one man and left another in critical condition.
According to the authorities, this Bronx hit-and-run accident occurred on at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. A 42-year-old male and his friend were attempting to cross the Grand Concourse at East 170th Street in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx when they were run down by a 37-year-old man in an SUV. The man allegedly kept driving after the crash and attempted to turn right onto Mount Eden Avenue. However, his vehicle came to a stop when he crashed into an ambulance that was responding to the scene. The driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and other charges.
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First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this Bronx pedestrian accident. We also hope that the man who was critically injured is able to survive and overcome his injuries. In addition, this Bronx hit-and-run accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 people are injured and more than 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York DUI Accident Lawyers
If it turns out that the driver involved in this Bronx hit-and-run accident was intoxicated as suspected, then he or she will 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 as well as a New York personal injury lawsuit if the injured man decides to enforce his legal rights. If these claims are filed and they are successful, it could lead to awards of damages that compensates the plaintiffs 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 grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.