One Person Died In Henrietta Car Accident With Drunk Driver On 390 By The Thruway
HENRIETTA, NEW YORK (October 21, 2022) – One person has tragically died in a Henrietta car accident with a drunk driver on 390 By the Thruway.
Henrietta police officials are saying that the accident took place 12:40 a.m. on Thursday. A woman was driving down the roadway with her passenger when she was involved in a collision.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, one passenger in the vehicle died.
The driver of the car was arrested and charged with manslaughter and DUI.
Liability For Henrietta DUI Car Accidents
Drunk driving is one of the most common 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.” Even small amounts of alcohol below the legal limit can affect drivers in the following ways.
- Delayed reaction times
- Reduced coordination
- Difficult staying in lane
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any person that causes a car accident while intoxicated could face criminal or 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. 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 New York DUI Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Henrietta DUI car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they are entitled to under the law. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.