Brentwood, NY (February 28, 2019) – A mother, unfortunately, caused an injurious collision with her young daughter in the vehicle while driving intoxicated on Wednesday night, February 27. According to authorities, the accident happened shortly before midnight on the Long Island Expressway in Melville.
Police stated that Karlita Rojas-Reyes lost control of the vehicle she had been driving and crashed into the median wall located just east of exit 49. At the time of the crash, Rojas-Reyes had her 9-year-old daughter in the vehicle with her.
Paramedics and police were immediately called to the scene, where both parties were treated for at least minor injuries. The child was released into the custody of her grandfather after Rojas-Reyes was with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law, according to authorities. There has been no information concerning any other parties being involved in the incident at this time.
Our sincere sympathies are extended to Karlita Rojas-Reyes, despite her reckless behavior, and especially her child, as we maintain hope for their complete and expeditious recoveries. Car Accidents in New York, particularly those which include both an intoxicated driver and a small child, often result in serious injury or death. At this time, it is important for injured victims to know that they may have rights in regards to obtaining financial compensation.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have been hurt by the actions of a negligent party, especially when the victim is a child. We entirely recognize the overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial burdens that arise in the aftermath of an accident and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a New York car accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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