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Drunk driver of construction crane creates destruction

The bigger the vehicle that causes a traffic accident, the more the destruction left behind in its wake. People often see truck accidents and the devastation they cause but a recent accident involving a crane may prove to be more damaging than one involving an 18-wheeler.

According to police officials, a drunk driver was driving a construction crane in New York recently and ended up leaving a trail of destruction nine miles long behind him. The 43-yearold drunk driver was driving erratically and hit four vehicles and drove off when the police gave chase. Apparently, the driver did not stop when asked to-officers had to corner the crane on the shoulder of the road and then jump into the compartment to get him to come to a halt.

Officers claim that it looked like a tank was barreling down the road. All the vehicles the drunk driver hit were damaged, with one of them completely obliterated in the process. The drivers of the damaged vehicles were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

A drunk driving accident is one that can be completely avoided had the drunk driver not gotten behind the wheel intoxicated. One careless mistake can often irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.

It is unclear if the drunk driver will face criminal charges in this case, but an accident victim can pursue a civil lawsuit independently of the criminal one. This means that injured individuals can hold a drunk driver accountable for their negligent behavior and get compensation to cover not only the property damage the accident resulted in, but also the medical bills that ensued.

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