The tragic death of a New York City detective killed on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester illustrates how driving drunk can cause horrific accidents. The detective, who was planning to retire later this year, leaves behind a wife and 13-year old daughter.
The detective was killed by a wrong way driver. This type of accident is shockingly common on the parkways and highways in and around New York. In addition to the most recent incident, which occurred on Friday, February 26 in the early morning hours as the police officer was on his way to work in Queens, there have been several other wrong-way fatalities and injuries in recent years.