(PRWEB) June 30, 2014
An out-of-control driver, who purportedly had a suspended license and a heroin problem, has struck and killed one person and injured another, The New York Post reported. (“Druggie” Driver With a Suspended License Kills Pedestrian, June 9, 2014). The driver, Michael Fox, 23, allegedly appeared to be high and had drugs on him when he lost control of his Honda Accord while traveling south on Hylan Boulevard near Cleveland Avenue in Great Kills, Staten Island. Mr. Fox hit Christal Aliotta, 31, who was rushed to Staten University North Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Another woman, 20, suffered minor injuries and is listed in stable condition at the same hospital.
According to the report, Fox had been previously arrested on May 2 for drug possession and had been released from Rikers Island on May 30th. His license had allegedly been suspended as a result of that arrest. Mr Fox was said to have remained at the scene and has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
“It seems there are potentially two major issues here,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “One is that this young man appears to have been driving while intoxicated, which is inexcusable and the authorities appear to be handling it. It seems no matter how many times we hear these stories and see the consequences of intoxicated driving, people keep doing it. Driving while under the influence of drugs is serious and it will be treated accordingly. Secondly, if this is an exceptionally dangerous intersection, that is something that authorities could take proactive measures to change. Hopefully if that turns out to be true after the investigation, they will implement safety measures to help prevent further deaths and injuries.”
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