Many New Yorkers have done this while driving: pulling into the Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru for coffee or a bagel on the way to work. Perhaps between seeing clients around lunchtime, workers grab a to-go order from a fast-food restaurant.
Six children were left without a mother when a man intentionally drove his car into a family of eight people in Garnerville, New York, police said.
The streets of Long Island are crowded. The streets of New York City are crowded. Whether you're a pedestrian or a driver, they're tough to navigate, aren't they?
Even if you personally understand how important it is to avoid drinking and driving, you should never assume that every other driver will take the same level of care. Despite the safety risks and potential for serious criminal charges, there will always be people who drink and drive.
There's a lot going on during the December holidays. New York can see snow and other winter hazards. Combine the seasonal bustle with the possibility of poor driving conditions, and the chance of accidents in what should be the most joyous time of the year is a reality.