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Baby Injured In Brownsville, Brooklyn DUI Car Accident

New York Police Department Investigating Brownsville, Brooklyn DUI Collision That Left 1-Year-Old Critically Injured on Livonia Avenue

Baby Injured In Brownsville, Brooklyn DUI Car Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (May 24, 20224) – A baby was injured in a Brownsville, Brooklyn DUI collision along Livonia Avenue.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:00 p.m. on Monday. The driver of a Honda Accord went through a red light and collided with a red Acura DLX.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. A baby was injured in the crash and taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Honda Accord has been charged with DUI.

Liability For Brooklyn DUI Car Accidents

Drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 37 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 39 minutes. In 2022, 13,524 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair a person’s ability to operate their vehicle safely.

  • Drivers are less able to stay within one lane of traffic.
  • Drivers are less able to slow for vehicles ahead of them.
  • Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles.

It is illegal for any person in New York to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. Commercial drivers are held to an even higher standard. They cannot operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04% or higher. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver who hits another vehicle after going past a yield sign without yielding. Several steps should be taken after any DUI collision.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records related to the crash should be sought.
  • Traffic footage should be examined.
  • An experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted.

It can be hard to know where to begin after any car accident. Victims are often left with high medical bills and life-altering injuries. Sadly, drivers and their insurance providers will often do everything that they can to deny liability for a collision. This is why it is always a good idea to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can examine the unique facts of your case free of charge and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City DUI Car Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people affected by this Brownsville, Brooklyn DUI collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. This was a preventable collision that should have never taken place.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn DUI collision? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.