Woman Injured In Car Accident At New Brighton Pastry Shop on Corson Avenue
NEW BRIGHTON, NEW YORK (June 12, 2022) – A woman was injured after an allegedly drunk driver hit a New Brighton pastry shop on Corson Avenue.
Staten Island police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:43 a.m. on Saturday. A minivan crashed into the side of the pastry shop.
A woman inside the shop sustained a head laceration and required treatment. Police arrested the driver of the minivan on suspicion of DUI.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In New Brighton DUI Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents involving 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. These deaths were all preventable.” Even moderate amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways.
- Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05% or higher have a hard time staying in their lane.
- Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05% or higher have delayed reaction times.
- Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05% or higher have reduced coordination.
It is illegal for any driver to operate their vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. If a driver causes an accident while intoxicated, they may face criminal as well as civil liability. Commercial drivers are held to an even stricter standard. They must not drive with a BAC of 0.04% or higher. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any DUI accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. It is important to act within the statute of limitations.
Investigating A Staten Island Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the victim of this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.