Driver Allegedly Had Twice Legal BAC Limit Before Jamestown Crash
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 30, 2023) – One person was hospitalized with serious injuries following a Jamestown DUI car accident by Hazeltine Avenue and Colfax Street.
Jamestown police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. A driver hit a vehicle near the intersection.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital with major injuries.
Police arrested the driver of the vehicle on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Jamestown Car Accidents
Driver intoxication is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the CDC, “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.” There are a number of substances besides alcohol that could impair a driver.
- Certain prescriptions
- Sleep aids
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Sadly, though, drunk driving remains incredibly common. Any person that is injured in a DUI car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover many of the expenses that come with a serious injury. 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
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the person injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Jamestown DUI car accident? 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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.