One Person Killed, Four Injured In Gramercy DUI Collision By Third Avenue and East 21 Street
GRAMERCY, NEW YORK (July 1, 2023) – A drunk driver is facing manslaughter charges after a Gramercy DUI car accident by Third Avenue and East 21 Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. The driver of a Hyundai veered onto the street and hit a cyclist and three other people.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Sadly, one person died due to their injuries. Four other people were hospitalized.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time. Police arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.
Liability For Gramercy DUI Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed every year in accidents with intoxicated drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “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. 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 pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a love one. It is important that all evidence is preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will be necessary to determine liability.
Liability For New York DUI Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this crash. It is our sincere hope that the other victims will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that drunk drivers are held to account for their actions. 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.