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Four People Killed In Long Island DUI Car Accident at Nail Salon

Four Died, Nine Injured In DUI Collision After SUV Crashed Into Deer Park, Long Island Nail Salon

Four People Killed In Long Island DUI Car Accident at Nail Salon

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (June 30, 2024) – A total of four people have died and nine people were injured after an SUV crashed into a Deer Park, Long Island nail salon.

Long Island officials are saying that the collision took place on Friday. The driver of an SUV drove into a nail salon and hit multiple people inside.

Authorities said that the driver of the SUV was speeding through the parking lot prior to the collision. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims.

Sadly, four people died due to their injuries, and nine people were hospitalized. The driver of the SUV was charged with DUI.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Long Island DUI Car Accidents

Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “Alcohol-impaired driving continues to be one of the biggest safety issues on U.S. roads. In 2022, 13,524 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes, a decrease of 0.7% after two consecutive years of increases.” Even small amounts of alcohol can dramatically reduce a person’s ability to drive safely.

  • Intoxicated drivers are less able to stay in a single lane of traffic.
  • Intoxicated drivers have delayed reaction times.
  • Intoxicated drivers have difficulty judging the distance between objects.

It is illegal for any driver to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. What many people do not realize is that a variety of substances could potentially intoxicate them besides alcohol, including prescription drugs. If a driver causes a collision while intoxicated, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of DUI accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries.

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Death

DUI collisions are entirely preventable. In fact, by the time a drunk driver crashes, they will often have driven intoxicated dozens of times before they are eventually caught. It is important that victims of DUI collisions understand that they do have rights. Any person who is injured due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating New York DUI Car Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the families of the people that died in this collision. It is our hope that the other victims will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of all of the victims.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a New York DUI car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to holding drunk drivers accountable for their negligence. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.