Authorities reported that a two-car crash in East Farmingdale involving a wrong-way driver occurred at around 11 p.m. on Nov. 23. The incident left both drivers with mortal injuries. Emergency personnel transported both parties to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where one driver was pronounced dead upon arrival. The other driver died the following morning as a result of accident-related injuries.
According to the Suffolk County Police Department, the accident occurred when a 46-year-old Levittown woman drove a 1991 Buick Regal west in the eastbound lanes near Route 110. Driving in the wrong direction, the Regal collided head-on with a 2012 Kia Forte driven by a 70-year-old Islip woman. Police purportedly suspect that the 46-year-old driver of the Buick was impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash. Authorities reported that police found evidence of alcohol inside the Regal.
When individuals die in a sudden and unexpected way, such as during the course of a car accident, the decedent’s family may encounter a variety of unexpected expenses. These may include charges for ambulance transport and other emergency medical expenses, funeral expenses and expenses associated with their loved one’s estate administration. In this case, some families turn to an attorney with experience in wrongful death cases.
The lawyer may file the paperwork required to initiate a wrongful death claim against the individuals at fault for the accident. The lawyer may also help organize evidence and materials that demonstrate the negligence of the at-fault parties.
Such evidence and material may be adopted from police reports pertaining to the crash, especially when one of the drivers is suspected of being impaired at the time of the crash. If toxicology testing were to prove that a motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, then the claimants in a civil case brought against that driver might prevail.