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Two Passengers Suffer Serious Injuries in Cedarhurst DUI Accident

A man from Queens faces two charges of vehicular assault and a count of driving while intoxicated after a single-vehicle accident he allegedly caused resulted in serious injuries to two of his passengers.

The accident occurred in Cedarhurst on Tuesday, November 21 at about 1:20 a.m. According to Nassau County Police, the 20-year-old driver lost control of his 2016 Nissan Altima, colliding with a utility pole near the corner of Bayview Avenue and West Broadway. A passenger in the backseat suffered lacerations and fractures to the skull and spine, and the front seat passenger also suffered spinal fractures. They were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment

There were five people in the car. The driver suffered a possible neck injury and was transported to a different hospital. The other two passengers were not hurt. The driver will face arraignment once he has sufficiently recovered from his injuries.

Drunk drivers considered automatically liable

When seeking compensation from an at-fault driver, injury victims must prove that driver was negligent in his or her actions. This becomes much easier if the driver has been charged or convicted of driving under the influence, as courts consider drunk drivers to be automatically liable for injuries they cause in an accident. Impaired driving is an incredibly reckless action that endangers the lives of everyone on the road.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an drunk driving crash and are looking to seek compensation from an insurance company or negligent party, speak with a skilled attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.