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Motorcyclist killed by drunk driver in Brooklyn, NY

Location of the fatal motorcycle accident in Brooklyn NYCA 28-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in New York City, early Monday morning. He collided with a car driven by a 24-year-old drunk woman who was driving without a license.

Alexander Evron was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle South on Ocean Parkway around 3:55 am when he collided with an Infiniti car driven by Jasmin Morales-Cruz.

The motorcyclist was thrown off the bike. He was rushed to the hospital but he couldn’t be saved and was pronounced dead upon his arrival.

The driver wasn’t injured. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and later on was taken into custody as police found out that she was intoxicated and was driving without a license. She was charged with vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and driving without a license.

4 passengers in the car suffered minor injuries and were treated at a hospital. They were all wearing seat belts.

Drunk Driving accounts for approximately one-third of fatal traffic accidents in the US during the Memorial Day Holiday

Drunk driving and not wearing a seat belt are two of the main cause of fatalities in traffic accidents occurring during the Memorial Day Holiday. According to statistics from the National Safety Council (NSC), 29% of the traffic fatalities in the US during the 2017 Memorial Day Holiday were caused by impaired driving. A year earlier, during the 2016 Memorial Day Holiday, 36% of the traffic fatalities in the US were alcohol-impaired fatalities (involving blood-alcohol content of 0.08 g/dL or higher).

By wearing a seat belt, passengers in Jasmin Morales-Cruz’s car avoided the worst. The NSC estimated that during this holiday 148 front seat passenger and 90 back seat passengers died in car accident because they were not wearing a seat belt.

Read more in the New York Daily News

Picture of the location of the fatal collision: courtesy of Google