Driver Intoxicated In Southhampton Head-On Car Accident on Sunrise Highway
SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK (October 16, 2023) – Two people were injured in a head-on Southampton car accident on Sunrise Highway in between exit 65 and exit 64.
Southampton police officials are saying that the incident took place around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday. One driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic before colliding with another vehicle head-on.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Two people were injured in the crash and one person was airlifted in critical condition.
Police believe that the driver of an Explorer involved in the crash was intoxicated. He has since been charged with DWI.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For New York Car Accidents
Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to The Zebra, “As of 2023, every day, 37 people in the United States die in car crashes with an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 39 minutes. (CDC) More than a quarter (31%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment. (NHTSA)” Victims of DUI accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Even certain medications can impair drivers in a way that would be dangerous. Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Southampton Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Southampton car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any assistance we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.