Authorities reported that a 34-year-old woman in a Ford Mustang caused an accident in New York City’s Midtown at 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 10. The woman rear-ended a Subaru before turning around and driving against oncoming traffic. The Mustang subsequently collided with a Chevy Impala head-on, authorities reported.
The Mustang then jumped a curb, hit multiple pedestrians and came to a stop after crashing into a clothing store in Herald Square, reportedly. Authorities said that six people in total were injured in the event. An 18-year-old woman suffered a broken leg but was in stable condition at a hospital, authorities said. A 24-year-old man involved in the multi-vehicle wreck also suffered leg injuries.
Officials said that the 34-yeard Mustang driver possessed a blood alcohol content level that measured to be twice the legal limit at the time of the crash. Among other offenses, she faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, DUI and aggravated unlicensed operator.
Those injured in a drunk-driving accident may want to explore the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the impaired driver. This could be a way to obtain compensation for damages suffered on account of another party’s actionable behavior, including the costs of medical bills and lost wages if the victim’s injuries required a long hospital stay or hiatus from work. If If the accident-related injuries prove to be disabling, further compensation may be awarded. Most accident victims who do opt for this type of legal action retain a personal injury attorney, who may help the victim establish the causal link between the drunk driver’s negligence and the victim’s injury.
Source: WABC, “Car jumps curb in Herald Square injuring 6; driver arrested for DWI”, December 08, 2014.