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Alleged DWI crash in New York leads to 1 death, 1 arrest

On Behalf of | Aug 19, 2022 | Car Accidents |

An individual’s life was suddenly lost in a tragic car collision in Bethlehem. In addition, a man has been arrested in connection with the crash, which police said was the result of drinking and driving. The wreck took place on a recent Sunday night at Starr Road and Bridge Street. 

Events leading up to the collision 

The tragic accident occurred at about 7:15 p.m. According to authorities, a 52-year-old man was driving a car while impaired and crashed into another car. The individual driving the second automobile was pronounced deceased at the accident scene.  

At the time of the accident, the automobile operating privileges of the reportedly intoxicated driver had been revoked due to prior incidents related to driving while intoxicated. Following the crash, the man was charged with the first-degree aggravated operation of an automobile without a license, which is a felony. He was additionally charged with a count of operating an automobile while impaired, which is a misdemeanor. 

Seeking legal support 

The family members of the individual who passed way in the unfortunate incident may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the alleged drunk driver, seeking the reimbursement of damages sustained in the crash. If the man who was arrested in connection with the accident ends up being convicted on his criminal charges, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court with the goal of establishing liability in the accident. A successfully fought claim might result in monetary damages to cover the deceased individual’s burial costs and other losses associated with the fatal wreck.