Manhattan, NY (October 21, 2020) – Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 21, a moped accident involving a DUI driver took place in Manhattan.
Police confirmed that the accident took place at the intersection of Delancey Street and Bowery when a man on a moped was struck by an intoxicated driver in an SUV. The Toyota RAV4 was turning onto Delancey when he struck the driver of the moped, who was identified as a 38-year-old man.
The man on the moped was rushed to the nearest hospital. He has been listed in critical condition.
The 35-year-old driver of the SUV was taken into police custody after police confirmed that he was driving while intoxicated.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
DUI Accidents in New York
Drunk driving is at an all-time high in New York, especially when it comes to accidents that happen in major cities. According to data released by the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, approximately 5,618 people were injured in DUI accidents in New York, while 304 people were killed in fatalities in that same year. Especially when these accidents involve some of the most vulnerable parties, drunk driving accidents can lead to severe harm. It is essential that victims seek the help of an accident attorney who can help them in their time of need.
Drunk driving accidents, especially those involving mopeds and motorcycles, lead to some of the most severe trauma. Aside from the chance that a rider could lose their life, these parties are also susceptible to some of the most severe injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, organ damage, road rash, and more. If your life has been temporarily or permanently affected by an accident that is not your fault, it is important that you have options moving forward. Victims of drunk driving accidents are urged to speak with a skilled motor vehicle accident attorney about what options they have.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our resourceful and compassionate New York accident attorneys have assisted many victims of accidents throughout the years within our state. We understand how overwhelming it can for you if you have been involved in a crash with a driver who was intoxicated at the time of the collision. We will help you work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Our attorneys will ensure that your rights are being protected every step of the way. Please contact a New York drunk driving accident attorney at 516-945-9033 for more information.
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