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Pedestrian Killed In Bronx DUI Car Accident

New York City Police Arrest One Driver On Suspicion of DUI After Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Killed In Bronx DUI Car Accident

BRONX, NEW YORK (February 17, 2024) – A pedestrian has tragically died in Bronx car accident with a suspected drunk driver along White Plains Road.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday. A pedestrian was crossing the street when they were hit by two vehicles.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian later died due to their injuries.

Police arrested one of the two drivers on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Bronx DUI Car Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in collisions with drunk drivers. 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.” There are many substances that could impair drivers besides alcohol.

  • Sleep aids
  • Prescription medications
  • THC
  • Opioids

It is illegal for drivers to operate their vehicle under the influence. Even a small amount of alcohol can substantially impair a person’s ability to drive safely. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. The family of any person that died in a DUI car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City DUI Car Accidents

Do you need more information about a DUI car accident in the Bronx? 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.