One Person Died In Wrong way DUI Car Accident Along Interstate 87 In Hudson Valley
HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK (April 1, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a wrong way DUI car accident in Hudson Valley along Interstate 87.
New York State Police are saying that the collision took place around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday. A driver was heading down the wrong side when it collided head-on with another vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Sadly, one person died due to the severity of their injuries.
Police arrested one driver on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Hudson Valley DUI Car Accidents
Driver intoxication is one of the most common 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.1 This was a 14.3% increase compared to the number of crash deaths involving alcohol-impaired drivers in 2019.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
The family of any person that is killed in a car accident with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the loss of a loved one. Sadly, though, drivers will often do everything in their power to deny liability for any collision. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved.
Investigating A Hudson Valley Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the family of the person that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.
Do you need more information about a Hudson Valley DUI car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.