Melville, NY (November 24, 2018) – This morning, November 24, one person was killed and many others were injured in a fatal accident along the Long Island Expressway. The crash happened around midnight in the eastbound lanes near Exit 49.
Originally, two people were involved in a fender-bender and police were called. At that time, 31-year-old Eric Preto exited his vehicle to speak with the driver who he rear-ended, identified as Madhava Reddy. At that time, Preto was struck by another driver in a third vehicle. Then, a fourth car crashed into Preto’s vehicle, where his wife and two-year-old were at the time.
Preto died at the scene of the accident. The two in the vehicle, along with Reddy, were all taken to the hospital with injuries. At this time, police continue to investigate the accident to determine what caused the accident to take place.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Eric Preto, whose life was tragically taken in this serious and life-changing accident. If you are the family of somebody who has lost their life in a serious New York accident, we want you to know that you are never alone during this difficult time.
At Hach & Rose, we have dedicated our lives to helping the victims of drivers who have disobeyed the law in some way and have caused physical, emotional, and financial harm to others. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident and you believe it could have been prevented if the party had acted differently, you have options. Please do not hesitate to call us today for more information at 212-779-0057.
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