One Person Died In Hempstead, Long Island Car Accident With Drunk Driver On Jerusalem Avenue
HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK (November 22, 2022) – One person has tragically died in a Hempstead car accident with a driver suspected of being under the influence while going down Jerusalem Avenue.
Long Island officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday night. A driver was heading down the road and lost control of his Dodge Charger.
That vehicle slammed into a tree. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the crash. Sadly, a passenger in the vehicle died.
Police arrested the driver of the car on suspicion of driving under the influence. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Hempstead DUI Car Accidents
Driver intoxication is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. 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.” There are a number of substances besides alcohol that could intoxicate a driver.
- Over-the-counter medications
- Prescription drugs
It is illegal to operate any vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any person that operates a vehicle while intoxicated could face criminal and civil liability for their actions. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York DUI Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver in Hempstead? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.