One Person Died In Brooklyn Car Accident With Drunk Driver on Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 16, 2022) – One person was killed in a Brooklyn car accident with a drunk driver after hitting a guardrail on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:20 a.m. on Friday. A driver was on a Bay Bridge ramp on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway when they slammed into a guardrail.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. A passenger in the vehicle died as a result of their injuries.
Police arrested the driver of the car on suspicion of DUI.
Liability In Brooklyn DUI Car Accidents
Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to The Zebra, “Drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content of over 0.10 are 7 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than sober drivers. (Responsibility.org) Over 10,000 Americans a year are killed by drunk drivers, about 1,000 of them being children. (CDC)” There are a number of substances that could intoxicate someone besides alcohol.
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter drugs
Any person that causes an accident while intoxicated could face criminal as well as civil liability. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Brooklyn DUI Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn DUI car accident on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that drunk drivers are held to account for their actions. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.