Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:38 pm
Long Island, NY (April 19, 2019) – A driver who was allegedly on drugs was reported to have caused a collision on the Southern State Parkway that resulted in the death of one man. The fatal collision took place shortly after midnight on Friday, April 19th, according to authorities.
The two-car collision happened on the Parkway, just west of exit 30, prompting responses from New York State Police alongside emergency medical crews. According to authorities, Christopher Gomez-Almendarez had been traveling westbound when he crashed into the rear end of a GMC being operated by Rev. T. C. Mammen, 69, of North Bellmore. The impact of the collision forced the GMC off the roadway and into the trees.
Emergency medical responders immediately rushed Rev. Mammen to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries. Gomez-Almendarez was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and third-degree assault, as well as driving while ability impaired by drugs.
Car Accidents in New York
First and foremost, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Rev. T. C. Mammen as they attempt to cope during this devastating time. Following a New York car accident, it is important to understand that as the bereaved family, you may likely have significant rights at this time, especially in the event that your loss was caused by a blatantly reckless or criminal party.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys have devoted their careers to those who have been affected by a negligent person or entity. We recognize the immense hindrances that often arise in the aftermath of a serious collision, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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