Two People In Critical Condition After Car Accident on the Long Island Expressway
QUEENS, NEW YORK (November 19, 2023) – A total of six people were injured in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway not far from Exit 17.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. Two vehicles collided in the roadway causing one of the cars to spin out.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Six people were taken to the hospital and two people were listed in critical condition.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Queens New York Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents involving drunk drivers. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019. These deaths were all preventable.” Victims of DUI accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many other factors could potentially contribute to a car accident. All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim .
Investigating Long Island Expressway Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway? 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 negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.