Car Accident Lawyer Notes Long Island Wreck Allegedly Linked To Speeding
A teen driver accused of allegedly speeding was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Long Island in Southampton, according to the authorities.
Vehicle Exiting Driveway
Southampton Town Police reported that a 17-year-old Southampton male was operating a motor vehicle on Bridies Path at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday. At the same time, a 73-year-old East Moriches man was pulling his vehicle out of a driveway and on to the roadway. According to police, the speeding vehicle then rear-ended the vehicle pulling out of the driveway.
Injured Man Airlifted
The injuries to the driver of the car that was rear-ended were such that he required transport via Suffolk County Medevac helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. Several days after the accident, a relative told 27east News that the 73-year-old man was in critical condition, even though law enforcement had initially reported the man’s injuries as non-life-threatening.
The driver of the other vehicle and his passenger both required transport via ambulance to Southampton Hospital for injuries originally classified as non-life-threatening in nature. First responders with the North Sea Fire Department assisted police at the scene of the accident.
In the aftermath of the wreck, the young motorist received a speeding citation. However, the police indicated that his view of the road was possibly impacted by a small incline on that section of the roadway.
New York civil law allows injured victims of traffic accidents to seek compensation when it is reasonably asserted that a motorist’s negligent conduct contributed to the wreck. Compensation is often sought for qualifying medical expenses, pain, suffering, long-term rehabilitation expense and lost wages.
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