Police Arrest Driver Believed To Be Intoxicated In Fatal Rochester Collision
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (September 28, 2023) – A truck driver has tragically died after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Rochester along Lexington Avenue.
Rochester police officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A truck driver was standing outside of vehicle when he was hit by another vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, the truck driver involved in the crash died due to his injuries.
Police arrested the driver of the passenger vehicle on suspicion of DUI. a full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Rochester DUI Car Accidents
Drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal collisions in the United States. According to one report 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.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially reduce a person’s ability to drive safely.
- Drivers below the legal limit are more likely to veer out of their lane.
- Drivers below the legal limit may have a difficult time stopping for vehicles.
- Drivers below the legal limit tend to have delayed reaction times.
Any person that causes an accident while intoxicated may face civil and criminal liability for their actions. There is simply no reason that a driver should ever get behind the wheel of a vehicle intoxicated. The family of any person that is killed by an intoxicated driver may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York DUI Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the truck driver killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.