Collision In Woodmere Involving Dodge Pickup Truck Leaves One Person Dead
NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK (December 13, 2021) – One person has died after a car accident with a drunk driver near the intersection of Peninsula Boulevard and Edward Avenue.
Woodmere police officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 11th. A Dodge Ram pickup truck hit an Audi Q5 SUV as it was turning southbound.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. One person was seriously injured and a 15-year-old child died as a result of their injuries.
Nassau County police officials arrested the driver of the pickup truck on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation into the Woodmere accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Nassau County DUI Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents with drunk drivers. According to one analysis from the NHTSA, “Every day, about 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 52 minutes. In 2019, these deaths reached the lowest percentage since 1982 when NHTSA started reporting alcohol data — but still 10,142 people lost their lives.” What many drivers do not realize is that there are a number of substances that can potentially impair them aside from alcohol including:
- Sleep aids
- Over-the-counter medications
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1192.2, drivers may not operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If a person is driving a commercial vehicle, they must not drive with a BAC of 0.04% or higher. Moreover, if a person was driving a commercial vehicle at the time of a collision, their employer could potentially be liable for the collision. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
Any person that causes a fatal accident while intoxicated can be held accountable through a criminal claim. The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can help cover some of the unexpected expenses that often come with the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the specific facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Nassau County DUI Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this Woodmere accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. This was a preventable tragedy that should never have taken place. Is there a history of crashes at the intersection? Was the driver of the pickup truck working at the time of the collision? Who supplied them with the substances or alcohol they are alleged to have used?
Do you need more information about a Nassau County DUI accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and resources they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.