Two men were injured, one of them fatally, in a recent single car accident. The young men were driving an older pickup truck when it went off the road and into a ditch. The vehicle hit a road sign when it went onto the side of the road. Police did not say if the men were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the incident or whether the vehicle had airbags.
One of the young men was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other young man was hospitalized while receiving treatment for his injuries. His injuries were severe enough that he was later transported to a second hospital to get further treatment.
At the time of this article, the man had been released from the hospital. It was not known if he had been released by his doctor or if he had left the hospital against doctor’s orders, states a New York Car Accident Law Firm. Because of the severity of the injuries, the young man will probably require long term medical care, although the exact nature of his injuries was unknown at this time.
Local police say that the area where the accident occurred was the site of over 30 such fatal accidents over the past two years. They suspect that the large number of fatalities is related to the proximity to an area where local young people like to gather to drink. Police believe that alcohol played a role in the accident. In New York City and especially in Long Island Drunk Driving in not tolerated at all.
The police report was not immediately available so it was unknown what was the driver’s blood alcohol level was at the time of the accident or whether there was any suspicion of drugs. Because the passenger of the vehicle was the one who died in the accident, charges are likely to be filed in the incident, explains a New York Car Accident Law Firm. If the evidence in this case points to charges of driving under the influence, the young man may be facing jail time. Police have reserved their comments at this time pending further investigation into the events of the evening in question.
If you have lost a loved one in an alcohol related accident, you should contact a New York Car Accident Law Firm to assist you in determining your rights. There are numerous New York Car Accident Law Firms to give you the direction you need. Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its New York Car Accident Lawyers has many offices in the NY area including Commack, NY. Our attorneys can provide you with advice about personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Without a NY Car Accident Lawyer you will be ignorant of all your rights and may be at a great disadvantage.