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One Person Killed In Woodbridge DUI Car Accident

Driver Arrested For DUI Collision That Killed One Person In Woodbridge

One Person Killed In Woodbridge DUI Car Accident

WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY (December 16, 2023) – A man has been arrested and charged with DUI after a fatal Woodbridge car accident on the New York State Thruway.

Woodbridge police officials are saying that the incident took place last year. A man was allegedly going 156 mph and on snapchat when he drove into the back of a vehicle.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision. Sadly, a 22-year-old woman died in this crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Woodbridge DUI Car Accidents

Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents. 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. These deaths were all preventable.” Even moderate amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways.

  • Drivers are less able to stay in their own lane.
  • Drivers are more likely to make dangerous lane changes.
  • Drivers are less able to judge the speed of their vehicle.

It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any person that causes an accident while under the influence of alcohol may face civil and criminal liability. The family of any person that died in a DUI car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A New Jersey DUI Car Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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.

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