December 3, 2010 – Long Island, NY – According to the news website Greenwichtime.com, a Bronx man has been formally charged with drunk driving after killing someone in an accident on a Long Island highway. The man, Edverardo Nieto, was drag racing on Tuesday, November 30, when he careened into oncoming traffic and collided with a car that was driven by an 86-year-old man and his wife. The 86-year-old man was killed as a result of the car accident and his 84-year-old wife was injured. At the November 30 arraignment, Assistant District Attorney Katherine Breazier said that shortly after the accident, police discovered a bottle of vodka in Nieto’s truck. The bottle was almost completely empty. Accordingly, Nieto was arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated, aggravated vehicular homicide, and manslaughter as well as other charges. Nieto was ordered to jail on a $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash bail. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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