Driving at night can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Poorer lighting means drivers will have a tougher time seeing signs, pedestrians, or even other drivers. It is for this reason that one of the first driving restrictions faced by the elderly or those who cannot see well, is that they cannot drive at night. But another arguably more serious danger is that when driving at night, there are more likely to be drunk drivers on the road. Add alcohol to the risks already inherent in driving, and we have a recipe for disaster. When there are injuries caused by such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert car accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
Driving at three in the morning proved fatal in the Bronx, New York earlier this year, when a five-vehicle wreck left one innocent party dead. According to reports, Andres Mayora, 54, was driving his jeep over 70 miles per hour late at night when he crashed into a Nissan Altima. Both cars careened a fair distance before crashing into several other, parked cars.
Alarmed at hearing the crash, a desk manager at a nearby assisted living facility came out to investigate. He immediately saw that the driver of the Nissan Altima was in terrible condition. The witness called the police immediately, but correctly suspected that the driver, 31 year-old Shiquan Dunn, had been killed on impact. The witness then noticed a visibly intoxicated Mayora attempting to start his jeep and flee the scene. Reports further indicate that Mayora, even while in the hospital being treated for wounds, was too intoxicated to understand that he had caused anybody harm.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert drunk driving attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury lawyer professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!