Penelope Ward, the mother of 27 year-old Isaac Ward, who was killed in a car crash, filed a lawsuit against the driver and the three local bars that served the driver excessive alcohol in January 2017. The complaint alleged that Harry Kyreakedes, the drunk driver, and the bars – Brazen Fox, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in White Plains, and Celtic Corner in Dobbs Ferry – should be held responsible because they were “negligent, reckless and careless.”
According to the personal injury lawsuit, Kyreakedes and Ward had been hopping between the three local bars, drinking heavily on January 1, 2017 and into the following morning. Then, the two friends got into Kyreakedes’ Jeep Grand Cherokee. After driving for only a few blocks, Kyreakedes crashed his SUV into a tree outside the CVS Pharmacy located at 325 Mamaroneck Ave. They each suffered serious injuries. Ward was given CPR at the scene of the crash, but was later pronounced dead at White Plains Hospital.
The three local bars are being sued for serving too much alcohol to Kyreakedes. The bartenders continued to serve Kyreakedes alcohol even though he was so intoxicated that he was unable to walk properly, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Kyreakedes’ blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.20 percent – more than two times the legal limit of 0.08 percent in the state of New York. If the bartenders had exercised caution and not over-served Kyreakedes, Ward might have escaped his death sentence that night.
According to the NY personal injury lawsuit, the reckless behavior of the bars and their bartenders contributed to the fatal crash and death of Isaac Ward.
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