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Elmwood Park, NJ - Omar Firozvi, Suspected Drunk Driver, Was Arrested After Injuring Pedestrian In Crash

River Drive Near Marginal Road in Elmwood Park, NJ
Published: November 11, 2020
By: Kennady Schuster
Last Updated on November 20, 2020

Suspect Arrested For DWI After Causing Crash

According to, on October 26th around 2:10 a.m., Omar Firozvi was driving along River Drive near Marginal Road in Elmwood Park, NJ.

Firozvi hit an 18-year-old pedestrian who was helping another person with their vehicle on the shoulder. The victim was hospitalized for his injuries and was last reported in critical condition.

After the crash, Firozvi left the scene but police later found and arrested him. He was charged with assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury, and DWI.

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Can I Sue For Being Hit By A Drunk Driver?

Attorney contributor Brian Kent helps victims injured by drunk drivers receive the financial compensation they need and deserve. Here is Brian with some thoughts on the legal rights of these victims in New Jersey:

Every state has laws that allow victims injured by drunk drivers or family members of victims killed by drunk drivers to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. However, there may be other legal options available to these victims, depending on the circumstances.

Many states have dram shop laws that allow victims of drunk driving accidents to sue the alcohol vendor who sold the driver alcohol before the crash. New Jersey is one of these states with third-party liability dram shop laws.

In New Jersey, the dram shop law says that an alcohol vendor may be held liable for injuries caused by a customer if they sell alcohol:

  • to a minor under 21 years old, or
  • to a customer who was noticeably overly intoxicated and the intoxication was a foreseeable cause of the victim’s injuries or death.


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