The senseless collision took place on July 9, 2013 near midnight. The intoxicated driver, 22 year old Arielle Szalkowski, was driving westbound on Route 202/35 in Yorktown. She crossed over into the opposite lane of traffic, violently slamming into the helpless victim who was driving home from work. Police and emergency personnel arrived shortly after the massive collision, using the jaws of life to extract the victim from his vehicle. He was transported by helicopter to Westchester County Medical Center. He was treated there for extensive head and facial injuries before being sent to a acute rehabilitation facility. He recently was discharged to his home where he is recovering with his family.
Szalkowski was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault charges. Amazingly, this is her second time being charged with driving while intoxicated, having recently been convicted of a prior dwi offense. Her case is pending in Westchester.
The trial lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy are commencing a lawsuit this week against Szalkowski for her conduct in causing this violent collision.
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