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Multiple People Injured In Van Buren DUI Car Accident on Route 690 South

Several People Injured In Van Buren Collision With Impaired Driver On Route 690 South

Multiple People Injured In Van Buren DUI Car Accident on Route 690 South

VAN BUREN, NEW YORK (February 2, 2023) – Several people were injured when a driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and hit another car on Route 690 in Van Buren.

Van Buren police officials are saying that the collision took place around 12:20 p.m. on Monday. A driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic when they collided with a minivan.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Two people in the minivan were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.

Police arrested one person on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Van Buren Car Accidents

Driver intoxication is one of the major causes of collisions. 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.” Drugs can impair a person’s ability to drive safely in a number of ways.

  • People on drugs will have a difficult time staying in their own lane.
  • People on drugs hav a hard time maintaining the speed of their vehicle.
  • People on drugs often have delayed reaction times.

Any person that causes an accident while intoxicated may face criminal and civil liability for their action. Their victims may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A New York Car Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they are entitled to under the law. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.


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