According to NewJersey.com, a Rutherford man was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault after he lost control of his car on August 22 and struck a utility pole, injuring a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk.
Victor Kwak, 22, was charged with aggravated assault by auto and driving while intoxicated within 1,000 feet of a school and was issued summonses, including reckless driving, according to the website.
Kwak was driving a 2006 Lexus GS430 east on Railroad Avenue towards Everett Place, when he lost control of the vehicle around 7:43 p.m., striking a curb, a tree, a street light and a utility pole before hitting and seriously injuring a woman.
According to investigators, the victim, Sandra Munoz-Molina, 28, suffered a head injury and was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. As of last week, Munoz-Molina was listed in critical condition.
Officials took a blood sample from Kwak, who was taken to the Bergen County Jail. The accident remains under investigation.
Remember this Labor Day that driving under the influence of alcohol is unacceptable. Aside from criminal charges, if you injure or kill someone while driving drunk, you can be held liable through a lawsuit. Catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputations and broken bones often require expensive therapy and rehabilitation.
Car accidents can be devastating both physically and emotionally. If you have experienced death in your family or personal injuries because of a drunk driver, contact us toll free at (800) 711-5258 to schedule a free initial consultation or complete the form on this page to let our skilled attorneys review your case.
KGG’s Corner: According to the National Safety Council, approximately 390 people were killed in car accidents over Labor Day weekend in 2010.
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