One person died in a head-on collision on Dec. 6, according to authorities. A 71-year-old Greenport man is facing driving while intoxicated charges in relation to the accident. The crash took place around 6:54 p.m., when the Greenport man crossed into oncoming traffic on Route 25 and struck another vehicle, purportedly.
The 71-year-old man was driving east on Route 25 in a 2008 Chevy pickup truck when he allegedly crossed the double yellow line. Authorities reported that the wrong-way crash involved a westbound Honda with a 22-year-old male driver. The Honda driver suffered injuries in the wreck and was treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital. A 32-year-old passenger in the Honda received emergency transport to Stony Brook University Hospital. He died there on account of accident-related injuries, officials said. The 32-year-old passenger reportedly had a wife and son.Watch Full Movie Streaming Online and Download
The driver of the pickup truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries, reportedly. Authorities said he was charged with DWI, yet the Southold Town Police Department is still investigating the accident.
Police try to determine what caused an accident during a police investigation, and external forces such as the weather may sometimes contribute to crashes. When motorists demonstrably neglect the weather conditions and drive in a perilous manner, they may still be held liable for crashes in which they were involved.
Drivers whose negligent or reckless decisions behind the wheel cause a motor vehicle accident leave themselves susceptible to civil action. The family of a fatal accident victim may retain a lawyer to file a wrongful death suit, seeking to recover expenses from funeral costs and other financial damages.