Authorities said a fatal April 8 car crash in New York may have been caused by a man under the influence of drugs. The accident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. in Camillus. According to police, a 22-year-old man was traveling south on Kasson Road in a 2008 BMW X3 when he drifted into westbound traffic and collided head-on with a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The driver of the Toyota, a 79-year-old Syracuse man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Many New York residents are troubled when they learn about the 30 deaths that occur daily due to impaired driving. Car accidents due to drunk driving run up more than $59 billion in costs each year.
Officers with the New York State Police at Wurtsboro reported that a wrong-way driver died in a crash on Dec. 28. Reportedly, the accident occurred in the westbound lanes of State Route 17 in the town of Mamakating. Officers apparently received more than one call from motorists about the wrong-way driver prior to the crash's occurrence. Upon responding to the area, officers came upon the collision.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, a suspected DWI head-on collision claimed the life of a man on Dec. 6. The accident allegedly occurred on Route 25.
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a collision with a car in Madison County on Sept. 26. The motorcyclist, who had been wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, was thrown about 30 feet away from the bike as a result of the impact.