NY tour bus driver was drunk driving prior to fatal pedestrian accident

Timothy White, 29, of Philadelphia, was killed in a New York pedestrian accident when he was hit by a New York tour bus and dragged nearly 30 feet reports the New York Daily News. White was visiting New York with a cousin when the pedestrian accident occurred. He died of massive injuries.

According to the report, the tour bus driver, Steve Drappel, 57, of West Palm Beach, Fla, was driving under the influence of alcohol prior to the fatal pedestrian accident. Police measured Drappel’s BAC at 0.08% which is twice the legal limit for commercial drivers. Reports said that Drappel was drinking vodka before the fatal accident.

Drappel faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Drappel was driving a bus belonging to TraveLynx.

Drappel faces serious personal criminal charges and faces revocation of his driver’s license. In addition the family of the deceased may file a wrongful death against both Drappel and the bus company that he worked for. Wrongful death is the death of a person caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in bus accidents and the family of those killed. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience helping families with their wrongful death lawsuits.

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