Ohio residents may have seen the recent reports of a terrible car accident on Long Island that took the lives of four women who were riding in a limousine. The district attorney charged with prosecuting the case has alleged that the man driving the pickup truck that caused the accident had been drinking beer earlier in the day.
As a limousine with eight women riding in it toured the winery district of Cutchogue, New York, on the evening of July 18, the truck ran directly into the passenger side of the vehicle. In addition to the four who were killed, the driver and the other four passengers were seriously injured. The driver of the truck was hurt as well. It is alleged that he stayed at the scene of the accident for only fifteen minutes, but left the area before the police arrived. He only made it about 1,000 feet away when the authorities found him and brought him back. He has since been hospitalized for treatment of the injuries he suffered in the accident.
The exact amount of beer that the man may have consumed before getting behind the wheel is not known. His blood alcohol level had been tested, but the results had not been disclosed.
Those who have been injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver may want to speak to an attorney about filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party seeking damages for the losses that have been incurred. Such an action can be successfully maintained even if the driver is not convicted on any criminal charges.
Source: ABC News, "Pickup Driver Drank Beer Before Crash With Long Island Limo Killed 4 Women, DA Says", Emily Shapiro, July 20, 2015