Passenger Injured In Terryville DUI Collision Along Half Mile Road
TERRYVILLE, NEW YORK (January 8, 2023) – One person was seriously injured in a Terryville car accident with an allegedly intoxicated driver on Half Mile Road.
Terryville police officials are saying that the incident took place around 11:38 p.m. on Friday. A driver was heading down the road when they lost control and crashed into a parked vehicle and fence.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help. A passenger in the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Liability For Terryville 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 many substances besides alcohol that could intoxicate any driver.
- Sleep aids
It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Sadly, though, many people will drive intoxicated dozens of times before they are eventually caught. Any person that is injured in a car accident involving an intoxicated 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 rights are.
Investigating New York DUI Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the victim of this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Terryville DUI car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help you. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. 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.