Posted on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 6:28 pm
Ridge, NY (October 7, 2018) – A Long Island driving instructor was arrested for drunk driving when he drove off in his vehicle without his driving students and was involved in a rear-end accident. The instructor was identified as 58-year-old Russell Cohen.
At the time, police say that Cohen was instructing four students when they grew suspicious that he was intoxicated. The students asked if they could stop at a local McDonald’s, which is where they got out and called 911. Cohen drove away without the students.
Police say it was then that he rear-ended another vehicle on Route 25 in Ridge. The driver of the other vehicle received injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Now, Cohen is facing charges of aggravated driving, endangering the welfare of a child, and more.
New York Car Accident
We wish to first extend our sincerest thoughts to the driver who has been involved in this accident and received injuries. We understand that you are going through a difficult time and want to stand by your side.
Drunk driving accidents are a crime and are taken very seriously under New York law. When somebody has made the decision to drive drunk, they are putting other lives at risk on the roadways and there is a high likelihood that catastrophic injuries and even death could occur. Because of this, you need a legal advocate on your side who can protect your rights at this time.
If you have been involved in one of these accidents, you will be able to show that the driver acted in a negligent way through the act of drunk driving, which will help you compensate for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more in the event of a personal injury claim.
At Hach & Rose, we want you to know that you have many options if you decide to move forward with your case and that you are never alone. As a victim of a serious car accident, you will be able to bring a claim to receive compensation that you need from negligence that caused you harm. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to get started on your case. Call us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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