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Drunk driving incident causes serious injury to passenger

Driving while intoxicated can lead to serious consequences, not only legally but also physically for the driver, passengers or others on the street. For one Bronx man, the consequences are twofold, as he faces multiple charges from a drunken driving car accident. For his passenger, there are consequences as well, with injuries sustained that will require extensive medical care at a local hospital.

The incident occurred early in the morning of Nov. 22, when the 27-year-old driver of a Toyota Corolla attempted to escape from Greenburgh police, dragging a friend along the pavement for approximately 30 feet in the process. The dragging caused serious injury to the passenger, a 35-year-old man who was taken to the Westchester Medical Center for treatment.

The chase with police began when the car was spotted with the passenger-side door open. As police approached the vehicle to investigate, the driver suddenly took off, which caused the passenger to fall out of the vehicle and be dragged along the street until being thrown free. Police stopped the driver shortly thereafter and arrested him, with authorities holding him on a $1,000 bail after charging him with driving while intoxicated among other charges.

The passenger of the vehicle faces significant medical costs for treatment of injuries sustained in the incident. He has a right as a resident of the state of New York to seek compensation for his injuries, covering the costs of his medical care, either from the insurance company of the driver or the driver himself. He may also be able to receive damages above the cost of his medical bills due to the negligent behavior of the drunk driver.

Source: Lohud.com, "Drunken driver dragged man from car, Greenburgh cops say," Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Nov. 22, 2012

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Drunk driving, Just Don't Do It!

When you drive after you've drank it puts you and others in harms way! It is possible to run into others; adults, elderly, children, babies and even pets/animals.
THINK before you drive, it could save lives!

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