Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 4:53 am
Watertown, NY (January 8, 2019) – A crash that was caused by an intoxicated driver on Sunday afternoon, January 6, was reported to be responsible for injuries suffered by a small child, according to local authorities in Watertown. The driver who has been identified as 34-year-old Samantha A. Morrison, of Black River, caused the collision at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Mill Street.
According to police, Morrison had been driving along Mill Street when she blew through a red light and collided with another vehicle. The other vehicle contained two occupants, identified only as a 38-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy. Police along with paramedics were immediately called to the scene to assess the damages and attend to the victim or victims.
The 3-year-old boy was taken to Samaritan Medical Center to be treated for at least minor injuries. City police records state that Morrison had a BAC of 0.36% following the collision and has since been charged with aggravated DWI and failure to stop at a red light, as well as driving with expired inspection sticker.
No further information has been provided at this time.
New York Alcohol-Related Car Accidents
Our sincerest sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the young victim of this accident, first and foremost. Unfortunately, New York car accidents are known to end with terribly serious injuries or death due to the nature of the situation, particularly when alcohol and a small child are involved. While it can be challenging, it is imperative for the victim or victims’ loved ones to understand that they may likely have significant rights following a collision.
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