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One Injured Injured In Rochester DUI Car Accident

One Driver Arrested After Rochester Car Accident Involving Drunk Driver On Portland Avenue Near Clifford Avenue

One Injured Injured In Rochester DUI Car Accident

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (March 28, 2024) – At least one person was injured in a Rochester DUI car accident involving five vehicles on Portland Avenue and Clifford Avenue.

Rochester police officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday night. A driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic before hitting a vehicle.

That driver then tried to correct course before spinning out and hitting three other vehicles. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.

At least one person was confirmed to be injured. The police arrested the driver who started the chain reaction crash on suspicion of DUI.

Liability For New York DUI Car Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents involving drunk drivers. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths—a 14% increase from 2019. These deaths were all preventable.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any DUI accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.

By the time any driver is arrested for DUI, they have often driven while intoxicated dozens of times. What many people don’t realize is that even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair a person’s ability to drive their vehicle safely. Any person who is injured in a DUI accident 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 Rochester DUI Car Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Rochester car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that drunk drivers are held accountable for their actions. 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.

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