Posted on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Hauppauge, NY (June 23, 2019) – Police were called to the scene of a DUI accident that took place on Lincoln Boulevard in Hauppauge that injured three individuals.
According to Suffolk County Police, the accident took place when Johnny Mendez was driving a Subaru Impreza northbound on the roadway when his vehicle suddenly veered in the southbound lane and struck a Jeep Cherokee driven by Francis Squillace.
61-year-old Squillace was transported to the Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. Mendez and a passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries as well.
18-year-old Mendez has since been charged with driving while intoxicated.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
DUI Accidents in New York
We would like to first take a moment to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the parties injured in this accident. Car accidents that happen at the hands of negligent drivers have been taking place at alarming rates, especially those involving DUI drivers. DUI is one of the most serious acts that can occur on our roads and leads to a wide variety of injuries and fatalities every year. If you have been injured in a New York DUI accident, you need the experienced help of an accident attorney on your side.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose understand how quickly one of these accidents can turn into an injurious or even fatal event in the blink of an eye. When somebody has acted with outright negligence, we want you to know that you have many rights to compensation and we will help you hold a party liable for their role in your accident. We are here for you 24/7 to support you in your time of need. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at 212-779-0057.
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