A 20-year-old busboy was struck by a car on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. He suffered brain damage and multiple fractures of his back, legs, arms, hip and knees. He became comatose and has not regained consciousness. The defense claimed that he was intoxicated and walked into the street in front of the oncoming car. This office argued that Rene should have been seen by the driver and the accident avoided because Rene walked across five of the six roadway lanes as the car approached and, while not conceding intoxication, that under these circumstances intoxication would not have contributed to the cause of the accident. The case was settled at a Mediation before trial.