July 16, 2011 – Brentwood, New York – According to a report from Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York, a drunk driver in Brentwood hits a parked car that ends up crashing into a home. The unidentified driver of a pickup truck was drunk when he crashed into a parked car on Wednesday, July 6, at approximately 10 p.m. The parked car was sent into the air about 30 feet before it crashed into a nearby home. The driver of the pickup truck ran from the scene of the accident. Police from Suffolk County pursued him and was able to take him into custody. He is now being charged with drunk driving. No one was injured in the car accident. When a drunk driver or any other negligent driver causes you to be injured in a car accident, then you may be entitled to receive compensation. Consulting with a New York personal injury attorney is the best way to learn about your legal options. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of New York traffic accidents.
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 include:
- 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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