Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 11:35 pm
Lynbrook, NY (May 1, 2019) – On Wednesday morning, May 1st, an off-duty NYPD officer was reported to have tragically lost his life following a motor vehicle accident that occurred at an intersection. The fatal collision was reported to have taken place shortly before 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Peninsula Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue.
According to emergency responders, two vehicles collided at the aforementioned intersection, one of which was being operated by officer Vincent Persaud. The impact of the collision sent Persaud’s vehicle off the roadway and into a tree. Police and paramedics were immediately called to the scene of the crash, where they transported Persaud to Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital. He was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later.
According to authorities, the driver of the other vehicle involved was uninjured in the collision. At this time, the events that led to the crash remain under investigation.
Car Accidents in New York
First and foremost, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of officer Vincent Persaud as they attempt to cope during this tragic time. Following a car accident in New York, it is important to know that you may have very significant rights moving forward, particularly in the event that you or your loved one is not at fault for the incident.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys have devoted their careers to those who have unjustly suffered at the hands of reckless drivers and other negligent entities. We understand the immense hindrances that frequently 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 in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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