Several People Injured In Rochester Five-Vehicle Collision By The Intersection of Clifford Avenue and Portland Avenue
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (January 22, 2023) – Multiple people were injured in a Rochester collision involving a suspected drunk driver by Portland Avenue and Clifford Avenue.
Rochester police officials are saying that the incident took place around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday. A driver crossed into oncoming traffic before being involved in a collision with another vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Police arrested one person on suspicion of DUI.
Liability For Rochester DUI Car Accidents
Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to The Zebra, “As of 2023, every day, 37 people in the United States die in car crashes with an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 39 minutes. (CDC) More than a quarter (31%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment. (NHTSA)” Victims of DUI accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It is illegal for any driver to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol. What many drivers don’t realize is that a number of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can also impair them. Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York DUI Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this collision. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. It is deeply disappointing that so many people choose to break the law and drive while intoxicated.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Rochester DUI car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.