Three Men Injured in Lewiston Car Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

by | August 20th, 2012

Aug. 20, 2012

Data shows that motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol in New York have risen by nearly 10 percent over the last decade, bolstering the notion that drunken driving accidents are a growing problem in the state.

One of the most recent Buffalo auto accidents caused by drunken driving left three men seriously injured. WGRZ 2 News reports the crash happened at around 4:45 a.m. on Sunday morning along Mount Hope Road in Lewiston. Law enforcement officials believe that the 21-year-old driver of a Suzuki sedan was under the influence of alcohol when he crossed over the center line of the road and went off the left shoulder. The vehicle hit a ditch before going airborne and rolling several times, eventually coming to an abrupt halt when it then hit a tree.

The force of the impact caused two passengers inside the vehicle, who were not properly restrained, to be ejected.

Rescue crews transported all three occupants to local hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries. Detectives say charges against the driver are pending the outcome of a full investigation into the incident.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices would like to remind motorists to be safe by always establishing a designated driver before going out and consuming any amount of alcohol. Following this simple precaution could help save lives on our country’s roadways.