Melville, NY – Chain-Reaction Crash Occurs on Long Island Expressway
Melville, NY (October 20, 2018) – An oil tanker and seven motor vehicles were involved in a serious chain-reaction crash that took place on the Long Island Expressway. The accident was so severe that it closed down the eastbound lanes last night, October 19 and six people were transported to the hospital.
Suffolk County Police investigated the accident around 10:20 p.m. The collision started as traffic was slowing down for a car fire in the area around Exit 49. The vehicles struck one another, which set off a chain-reaction crash. Damaged vehicles could be seen at the accident scene and glass was all over the roadway.
The driver of the involved minivan was identified as 45-year-old Elizabeth Butler, who was able to get out of her vehicle on her own and was later found to be intoxicated at the time of the accident. She was treated for a variety of injuries and charged for driving while intoxicated. Others are at the hospital at this time.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
New York Chain-Reaction Crash
Have you been involved in an accident involving a variety of vehicles on our highway and you aren’t sure of where to turn in your time of need? We wish to extend our best thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time, as we understand just how difficult it can be to recover from one of these accidents.
Chain-reaction crashes on our highways can become very complex matters, as it is not always easy to determine who is at fault for an accident. When other parties start pointing their fingers at other parties to try and pin the blame, you might find that it is difficult to determine who is responsible for your accident and your injuries.
We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve for a wide variety of injuries following one of these serious accidents at Hach & Rose, where your claim is important to us. Do not hesitate to contact us for the help you deserve on your side at 212-779-0057.
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