When people get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, they take on responsibility for anyone who may be negatively affected by their actions. This is especially true if someone who is intoxicated causes a New York DUI accident that leads to serious injuries or worse. Tragically, the worst-case scenario may have played out early this morning when a driver’s passenger was killed in a suspected Brooklyn DUI accident after the vehicle struck a sanitation truck. Police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this suspected Brooklyn DUI accident occurred at shortly after 2:10 a.m. this morning. An unidentified 44-year-old driver was moving in a westbound direction on 61st Street when he crashed into a private sanitation truck at the intersection with 20th Avenue. As a result of the crash, the driver was injured, his male passenger was killed and the two occupants in the truck sustained moderate injuries. The driver was arrested after the crash and charges are pending.
New York Car Accident Statistics
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 suspected Brooklyn DUI accident. We also hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and accurate result. In addition, this Brooklyn 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available information regarding this suspected Brooklyn DUI accident is accurate, then it’s possible that the driver 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 the different forms of loss that they both have and will incur.
If you have lost someone you love to a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death 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.