SOUTH HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK (September 29, 2023) – Several people were injured in a South Hempstead car accident along the Southern State Parkway.
Long Island police officials are saying that the collision took place on Monday. Multiple vehicles collided in the roadway under unclear conditions.
Photos of the accident scene showed one vehicle with major side impact damage. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For South Hempstead Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. Speeding, in particular, is involved in a disproportionate number of collisions. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2021, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” Victims of car accidents often suffer from very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. To that end, drivers must not operate their vehicles at a speed greater than what would be reasonable. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a South Hempstead car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.