March 1, 2013
It was an emotional day in the New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday as a 36-year-old woman was sentenced for her part in causing a Motorcycle Accident. A story from WIVB 4 News explained the woman faces between 16 months and four-years in prison for her crimes.
Court documents explain the woman was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine, morphine, and marijuana when she ran through a red light on West Utica in Buffalo and collided with a 51-year-old motorcyclist who had the right of way. The biker was rushed to a local hospital where doctors evaluated the severity of the victim’s injuries. The victim required skin grafting in order to hold his bowels in place.
Meanwhile, law enforcement charged the intoxicated driver with driving while ability impaired and fleeing the scene of a serious accident. She later pleaded guilty to both charges.
On Wednesday, the intoxicated driver repeatedly apologized for her crimes. However, the victim stated the injuries would affect him for the rest of his life.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out that an accident victim has the right to seek compensation for injuries and damages when someone else’s negligence is the cause of an accident. The firm encourages anyone who has been harmed in a motor vehicle collision that wasn’t their fault to contact an attorney as soon as possible.