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Pedestrian killed in New York car accident

The 20-year-old driver of a vehicle traveling down State Route 9N in Corinth struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Antone Mountain Road at around 3:13 AM on Friday, Sept. 5. Investigators allegedly discovered that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the accident, and she was arrested and charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI and DWI with a BAC greater than .08 percent.

The 35-year-old pedestrian was transported to Saratoga Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officers say that they do not know why the man was walking that late at night, but he did live in the area. The sheriff's office stated that they will be seeking additional charges against the driver, including vehicular manslaughter.

Since the driver of the car was under the legal drinking age of 21 at the time of the accident, investigators are searching for the source of the alcohol. They say that additional arrests will be made in the case as soon as they find out who allegedly provided the alcohol to the driver.

Many pedestrian accidents like this result in the death of the pedestrian. That is why it is important for drivers to always be focused on the road with a clear head. When a person is driving under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, they put all other drivers and pedestrians at risk.

When an underage driver is discovered to be under the influence of alcohol, the party who purchased the alcohol may be responsible for damages caused by it. A wrongful death or personal injury claim could be filed against both the driver and the person who provided the alcohol because both might be found liable for causing the accident. A police investigation can sometimes uncover this information, and a police report can be useful when filing a claim.

Source: News 10, "Woman arrested on DWI charges after fatal accident on Route 9N", Rachel Yonkunas, September 05, 2014

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