Teen Killed in Alleged Long Island DUI Accident

Most people seem to understand at this point that consuming alcohol and then getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is a decision that will only invite extreme danger for anyone who happens to be in the area at the time.  Unfortunately, there are still too many people who make this terrible decision, and people are regularly injured and killed as a result.  Tragically, police suspect that alcohol played a role last night in an alleged Long Island DUI accident that took the life of a teen girl.

According to the authorities, this suspected Long Island DUI accident occurred last night at approximately 10:40 p.m.  An unidentified girl in her teens was driving her vehicle in a westbound direction on Montauk Highway near Buena Vista Boulevard in Lindenhurst when she was suddenly rear-ended by a 31-year-old male driver.  The force of the collision caused the lead vehicle to overturn and to crash into a utility pole.  The girl, described only as a high school student, was killed at the scene and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 

New York Car Accident Statistics

First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the girl who was killed in this suspected Long Island DUI accident.  We also hope that the police investigation will lead to a fast and fair result.  In addition, this Long Island car accident 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers

If the available facts are accurate and the man did cause this suspected Long Island DUI accident, then he could face serious criminal charges.  He could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the girl who was killed decides to initiate such a filing.  If they do and their case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates them for their losses.

If you have lost someone you love to a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death 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.