The safety of motorists on the roadway is often threatened by the unpredictability and poor judgment of an impaired driver. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the dangerous effects that driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol have on the general public. As little as one alcoholic drink can affect a driver's ability to operate a vehicle with the expected standard of care necessary to avoid endangering others. Though accidents caused by impaired drivers can happen to anyone, certain groups, such as young people or those with a history of DWIs, tend to be at a higher risk of being involved in one.
Authorities have identified the female driver who they say caused a head-on collision on Route 370 in Lysander. The 30-year-old Baldwinsville woman was critically injured in the crash, and she was hospitalized at Upstate University Hospital in intensive care after being extricated from the wreckage. Sheriff deputies say she was driving drunk at the time, and they have charged her with DWI, driving without a license and failing to stay in her lane.
A man is dead after being involved in a head-on collision on the Southern State Parkway. The accident reportedly occurred around 10 p.m. on Nov. 11.
A 38-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man are dead following a head-on collision in New York on Sept. 29. According to police, a rider in the woman's vehicle, 20, is in critical condition at Upstate University Hospital.
A man was allegedly driving under the influence when he was involved in a recent car accident in Suffolk County. The auto accident injured two people in a head-on collision, and one is in serious condition. The New York man was charged with driving while intoxicated and was detained overnight.