Driver, Passenger Seriously Injured In Holbrook Car Accident on the Long Island Expressway
HOLBROOK, NEW YORK (October 23, 2023) – Two people were seriously injured in a Holbrook DUI car accident on the Long Island Expressway by Exit 61.
New York State Police are saying that the collision took place around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. A 2014 Infiniti struck the rear of a tractor-trailer.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help everyone injured. Paramedics took two people to the hospital so that they could receive treatment.
Liability For Holbrook 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.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any DUI accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This includes prescriptions that can easily impair someone. Any person that is injured in a car accident with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured by this Holbrook collision. This was a preventable crash that should not have taken place. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.