A 47-year-old man is charged with aggravated DWI after his vehicle crossed the center line and hit the motorcycle of a 51-year-old grandfather head on. The man’s 6-year-old granddaughter was riding behind him on the bike; fortunately, she was wearing a helmet.
The grandfather was taken to a local hospital with leg injuries; he was also complaining of chest pain. His granddaughter was rushed to a children’s hospital with serious leg injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The man, who was under the influence of alcohol, called emergency responders and appeared remorseful at the scene. While the reasons this man was driving under the influence are unknown, the consequences of it are blatantly visible. Perhaps the man just received horrible news and was consoling himself with liquor. Perhaps he had just finished celebrating a giant promotion with friends. Perhaps family troubles or a relative’s death had him seeking external relief. Any number of excuses or reasons are available, but he had choices. He chose where to drink, what he drank, how much he drank, and unfortunately he chose to drive afterward. One New York Injury Lawyer points out that, unfortunately, every drunk driving accident is preventable. The driver is expected to be arraigned later this summer.
Too many individuals and families nationwide are affected by the poor decision of some to drive after consuming alcohol. A Queens Personal Injury Lawyer points to a couple statistics gathered by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to illustrate the severity of drunk driving. They report that 1 in every 3 people, at some point in their lives, will be involved in an alcohol-related accident and that someone is injured every minute in a drunk driving collision – in the U.S. alone.
Driving requires a variety of mental and physical tasks, and when a driver consumes alcohol, he impairs a wide range of those necessary skills. Blood alcohol levels above the legal limit (which is proven to inhibit driving capabilities) can be reached within an average sized human body after only three or four drinks on an empty stomach.
No matter who you are, if you find yourself harmed by a drunk driver or in a legal predicament because of poor choices, see to it that your legal representative is knowledgeable and is willing to give your case their full attention; speak to Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice and a free consultation.