Horseheads Man Jailed After DUI Car Accident in Penn Yan
PENN YAN, NEW YORK (November 18, 2023) – Six kids and two adults were injured in a reported DUI car accident in Penn Yan by Second Street and Milo Road.
Penn Yan police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. One driver allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign before colliding with a car carrying 8 people.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Six adults and two children were taken to the hospital.
A man from Horseheads has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Penn Yan Car Accidents
Driver intoxication is one of the main causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “In 2020, 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers, accounting for 30% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. This was a 14.3% increase compared to the number of crash deaths involving alcohol-impaired drivers in 2019.” In addition to alcohol, there are many drugs that can impair a driver.
- Sleep aids
By the time any person is arrested for DUI, they will likely have driven while intoxicated dozens of times. It is illegal for any person to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any person that is injured in a DUI car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this crash. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place. It is our sincere hope steps are taken to prevent similar collisions.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Penn Yan car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.