Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can have devastating consequences. This is evidenced by a drunk driving accident earlier this month that resulted in the death of one woman.
The hectic streets of New York are especially dangerous for young children. The editor of Closer magazine, Annabel Vered, recently suffered a tragic loss in her family as a result of a pedestrian accident. Vered's 6-year-old daughter was killed as she crossed the street during a Father's Day barbeque in the Hamptons.
Accidents that occur on east coast highways can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious accident on the New Jersey Turnpike earlier this month. The 45-year-old New York City native was riding in a limo with a few other comedians when a Walmart truck rear-ended their vehicle. This resulted in a multi-vehicle pileup involving a total of six vehicles.
Car accidents kill and injure many pedestrians and motorists in New York each year. Many of these accidents are, unfortunately, caused by drunk drivers. One driver is under the suspicion of drunk driving after an early morning accident on the highway left two people dead and three people injured. The drunk driver was traveling with three other young people when their car crossed the center line on the highway and collided head-on with another vehicle driven by a 65-year-old oil refinery worker. Two of the passengers in the car that crossed over died, as well as the 65-year-old driver of the other vehicle.