When people get behind the wheel of vehicles and head out onto public roads, they not only need to drive defensively and legally, but they need to anticipate common mistakes that are made by others. However, few if any people could predict the movements made by someone who is driving erratically. Unfortunately, that’s what police suspect was occurring just prior to a Long Island car accident on Tuesday afternoon that led to four people being injured.
According to the authorities, this Long Island car accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon at just after 1 p.m. The male driver of a black pickup truck was driving erratically near the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Merrick Avenue in Merrick. He reportedly ran through a red light and then crashed violently into the driver of a white sedan that was in the intersection. As a result of this crash, four people were taken to nearby hospitals. None of the names of those involved were released and none of their conditions were updated.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our support for the people who were injured in this Long Island car accident. We hope that all of them are able to overcome their injuries and to make fast and full recoveries. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
If the available information regarding this Long Island car accident is accurate, then it could lead to the filing of a New York personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the truck. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s ultimately successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the plaintiffs for their different forms of loss that include medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a negligent or reckless driver in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.