22 year old Irina Danilyuk was hospitalized in critical condition after her car burst into fire following an accident during which she first hit a car and then a tree while driving drunk on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, NYC. The young woman suffers from multiple injuries including cuts to her head, burns on her back and legs as well as internal injuries. The car accident happened early Saturday morning around 3:45. (Read more about this accident in the NY Daily News)
In another incident of drunk driving, the Staten Island police found a drunk driver asleep at the wheel with an open can of beer in his cup holder in the middle of traffic on the West Shore Expressway (Read more in the Staten Island Live)
Over the year statistics show that accidents related to drunk driving always increase during the long Thanksgiving week-end and also during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day so please drive safely!