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Drunk Driver Fatal Crash in the Bronx

 

The fatal accident on Burke Avenue caused by Andres Mayora, 54, who was allegedly traveling north on Bronx Park East when his Jeep struck the back of a silver Nissan Altima that Shiquan Dunn, 31, was driving in the same direction at the intersection of Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East on Saturday, February 3 around 2:53 a.m.

The victim, Shiquan Dunn’s car,  then crashed into another car driven by a 48-year-old woman which was traveling west on Burke Avenue and attempted to make a left onto Bronx Park East. Police said Mayora struck two unoccupied parked vehicles.

Dunn sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival of the FDNY. Mayora and the two women were taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition. Mayora has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Drunk driving fatal car accidents happen both on the open highway and inner city, as proven by this recent 5-car pile in the Bronx. Mayora T-boned an oncoming vehicle that was making a left turn across the lane. The impacted vehicle that was being driven by the Dunn according to witnesses spun out of control striking a third vehicle, resulting in injuries to that driver as well.

Andres Mayora, 54, handcuffed to his bed at Jacobi Medical Center, was charged  for the fatal DWI. Due to his level of intoxication was understandably clueless about the carnage he left behind after his speeding SUV caused a five-vehicle wreck that killed the driver of another car.

Shiquan Dunn

Shiquan Dunn died at the scene of the five-car wreck in the Bronx.

The domino affect sent one car spinning into another car trying to make a turn onto Bronx Park East from Burke Ave., police said. The vehicle being driven by the drunk driver Andres Mayora continued to strike two more vehicles in it’s path.

This is just an example of what can happen when a speeding drunk driver unable to comprehend or react quickly to fluid driving situations.

Boozed-up driver showed no signs of regret.

Drunk driver showed no signs of regret.

There’s no question who is at fault in this horrific fatal accident. Fault is a central issue in reconstructing all accidents. The surviving driver was cited for impaired ability while driving (DWAI), as well as driving under the influence.

These are not the same charge when alcohol is involved in a car accident, often becoming the basis for a wrongful death claim. A DWAI with a BAC over a certain level (e.g., .13%), in an fatal accident, is a serious charge.

New York is one of the 13 states that implement pure comparative negligence law, which means that injury damages can only be recovered based on the comparative negligence percentage of the the injured victim. This includes victims of a fatal car crash when they also have a high degree of causation for the wreck.

The fact that the surviving driver was intoxicated could result in additional punitive damage awards by a sympathetic jury if the drunk driver was seriously impaired and aggravated charges are filed. This is effectively a wrongful death claim based on “gross” negligence, which requires a jury verdict.

The state of New York takes drunk driving very seriously, as drunk drivers are easily the most dangerous operators on the highway. Anyone injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver could potentially have a very valuable claim given that the amount of insurance protection is adequate and certain material evidence can be used to prove gross negligence.

Surviving family members should always call an experienced New York fatal car crash attorney who can provide aggressive representation at a full trial for a maximized damage award.

According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny with Ajlouny Injury Law in New York Drunk Drivers can be sued!

“New York is a “no-fault” state. If you suffer serious injury in vehicle accident in New York, you can absolutely file a personal injury claim with your own insurance for medical expenses and lost wages. These types of accidents may allow the injured victims to pursue a legal claim against the at fault driver.” Say’s Mr. Ajlouny.

 

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In the last 48 hours New York Crashes

 

Drunk motorist crashes car into Long Island living room

An intoxicated dr served out of driver loses control of his vehicle and crashes right into a residents Long Island living room early Saturday morning. Gerard Tegins, 20, runs a stop sign at 2:30 a.m. heading southbound on Harrison and Parkside avenues in the Miller Place section of Suffolk County, according to authorities.

Then the 20 year old driver then crosses several front lawns on the block before crashing into a house at 352 Parkside Avenue. He was rushed to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for minor injuries, cops said.

“A Little Advice, Drinking and Driving Kills.” Say’s Paul Ajlouny, New York Car Accident Lawyer, “30 people in the US die in motor vehicle crashes that involve drunk drivers.

Statistically averaging out to one death every 51 minutes. So as life saving as this message has been, we still see drunk driving — Just NOT OK. Make a personal vow to drive sober but also STOP anyone under the influence from drinking and driving. Tackle the, take their keys away,answer that call when they are calling for a ride, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!”

Deadly Crash In The Bronx

According to NYPD an early morning car crash on Eastchester av. in the Bronx leaves 1 dead and 3 others seriously injured. Saturday, April 18 2015.

Deadly crash in Bronx

The deadly Crash happened at 222nd Street and Eastchester Road at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 43-year-old man was killed early Saturday when his BMW was T-boned in the Bronx and sent hurtling into a pole, officials said. Alvin Fuster was traveling at a high rate of speed on E. 222nd St. near Eastchester Rd. in Baychester at 2 a.m. when he was struck by a Dodge Avenger, police said. The force of the horrifying impact sent the BMW off the street and into a utility pole.

“Just this last week there was another devastating, deadly crash that killed two  people on the Grand Central Pkwy service road due to high speed. These deadly high speed accidents should send a clear message to drivers, yet people continue to use New York city streets as if they are Nascar drivers. A bit of advice, “slow down!”, says New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny.

Dozens, including 23 children, hospitalized after truck and school bus collide in Queens Village.

23 children were taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park for observation when a truck that was hit by a school bus crashed into a fruit stand on Hillside Avenue and Hollis Court Boulevard in Queens Village on Friday, April 17, 2015, according to NYPD. Three people were also taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Truck Vs. School Bus

School bus Vs truck crash, truck propels into Queens Village grocery store New Giant Farm.

2 people hospitalized in rollover crash after suspected car chase

Two people were hospitalized after a car rolled over at the end of a suspected high-speed pursuit. According to witnesses, a driver in a Lincoln MKZ tried to out run pursuing police. The car hit the median, then a taxi and ultimately flipped.

The rollover happened near I.S. 313 Diana Sands School in the Bronx. EMT says the two people injured in the crash were taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital. The two hurt people were the driver of the Lincoln and the driver of the cab.

Police Car Chase Accident

2 hospitalized in rollover after suspected car chase (4/17/15)

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