A New York City Police Officer allegedly struck a pedestrian with his car while drunk in the Bronx last week. The accident reportedly occurred on Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx. The officer was driving his government issued vehicle when he struck the woman, Drana Nikac, 67, as she crossed the avenue near West 232nd Street in Kingsbridge.
The officer has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). A witness indicated that the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at a Red Light and was “going real fast.” Ms. Nikac reportedly hit the windshield of the car, then fell onto a parked car and into the street.
The attorneys at Gallivan & Gallivan have successfully represented those injured in car accidents and pedestrians struck by vehicles, including those that suffer serious injuries and wrongful death. Please contact us for a free consulation if you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident.
Detective Faces D.W.I. Charge in Fatal Accident, New York Times, Al Baker and Mathew R. Warren, October 30, 2009.