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One Killed In DUI Syracuse Car Accident on North Salina Street

Driver Charged With DUI, Manslaughter After Fatal Syracuse Car Accident Along North Salina Street

One Killed In DUI Syracuse Car Accident on North Salina Street

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (February 20, 2024) – A 59-year-old woman has tragically died in a Syracuse car accident with a drunk driver along North Salina Street.

Syracuse police officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:21 a.m. on Saturday. A driver went through a red light before colliding with another vehicle.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, one woman died due to her injuries.

Police arrested the other driver on suspicion of DUI.

Liability For New York DUI Accidents

Thousands of people are killed every year in accidents with intoxicated drivers. 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.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair a driver.

  • Drivers are less able to stay in their lane.
  • Drivers are less able to keep their eyes on the road.
  • Drivers are less able to react to obstacles ahead of them.

It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any person that causes a collision under the influence may be subject to criminal and civil liability. The family of any person that died in a DUI accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any car accident.

Investigating Syracuse DUI Car Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a DUI accident. You may have legal recourse. 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. 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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