On Saturday, June 29, 2013, two teen parents were killed and four were injured after a drunk driver was speeding through a Queens thoroughfare at 120 mph. The accident occurred early Saturday morning around 4 AM. The driver was a 20 year-old man who was heading down Grand Central Parkway. The driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a rail. Three teenagers seated in his vehicle were ejected. Of the three teens was a 17 year-old girl, an 18 year-old boy and a 17 year-old boy.
One driver hit a tire from the vehicle and saw the disturbing wreck. Of the four teens, two were teen parents who had a 1 year-old daughter. Unfortunately, the couple died before emergency medical help arrived on the scene. The 17 year-old who survived the crash was taken to a nearby hospital and was listed as in serious condition. A 21 year-old man and a 19 year-old male were also take to the hospital and suffered minor injuries.
The 20 year-old driver is now facing multiple charges including manslaughter, assault, and criminally negligent homicide. Cops also believe he was driving while impaired as his blood alcohol limit was .06% - just below the legal limit.
Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
Today, drunk driving is a catastrophic force that must be prevented. Today, numerous drunk drivers are injuring other drivers, other passengers, passengers within their own vehicles, and even themselves. Such disregard towards public safety should be frowned upon. Today’s culture views drinking as “hip” and “cool,” but overlooks driving while drunk. This perception needs to be corrected as one person is injured due to a drunk driver every minute and one person is killed due to a drunk driver every 53 minutes.
DUI Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know was recently injured by a drunk driver, you should contact a DUI accident attorney. An experienced attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering caused by the drunk driver. Contact the attorneys at the Rawa Law Group for a free consultation today.