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Drunk driver hits limo, kills 4, tries to flee scene

By now, most residents in Queens have heard about the tragic limousine accident that claimed the lives of four women who were out attending a bachelorette party. The women were riding in a limo that was t-boned by another vehicle that was being driven by an intoxicated driver. The drunk man attempted to flee the scene on foot, but he was quickly captured. It’s almost difficult to fathom just how many different terrible accident tropes are included in this tragic wreck.

Still, there are many things to consider here. The limousine was trying to make a U-turn at the time of the accident. Was that a legal move? The drunk driver seems to have been traveling at a high rate of speed. So was he speeding or in violation of the speed limit?

 

While these questions may seem like semantics given the driver’s intoxication and instinct to flee the scene, those factors still play important roles in many accidents where there no drunk or fleeing drivers play a role. There really are many things to consider when an accident occurs, even if you may think that the accident was simple and that other people are clearly at fault. Rarely is it that straightforward.

In this case, the evidence will speak for itself. This drunk driver will pay for what he did. And yet, there are still procedural and legal steps that need to be taken for justice to be done. This is why it is so important for accident victims — no matter how simple the accident may be — to get legal help.

Source: New York Daily News, “4 people killed in ‘horrific’ limousine wreck during Long Island bachelorette party: report,” Nicole Hensley and Rich Schapiro, July 19, 2015

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