One Person Died In Henrietta Collision With Intoxicated Driver By The Intersection of Lehigh Station Road and Hylan Drive
HENRIETTA, NEW YORK (November 23, 2022) – One person has died in a Henrietta car accident with a drunk driver by the intersection of Lehigh Station Road and Hylan Drive.
Henrietta police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:40 a.m. on Friday. A driver was heading down the roadway.
At some point, the driver left the expressway and rolled multiple times. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the injured.
Sadly, a passenger in the car died due to their injuries. Police arrested the driver of the vehicle on suspicion of DUI.
Liability For Henrietta Car Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents with drunk drivers in the US. According to the CDC, “Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” Even small amounts of alcohol can affect drivers in the following ways.
- Reduced ability to stay in a single lane of traffic
- Blurred vision
- Delayed reaction times
- Difficulty steering
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The family of any person that is killed by a drunk driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with the sudden loss of a loved one. A wrongful death 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
Have you or someone that you care about been harmed due to the negligence of a drunk driver? 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.