Melville, NY – Driver Charged Following Eight-Car Accident on LIE
Melville, NY (October 21, 2018) – In Melville, a driver was charged in an eight-car accident that took place on the Long Island Expressway. The driver was driving drunk at the time of the accident.
Police have charged 45-year-old Suzanne Butler in the accident, who was arraigned yesterday and released without bail. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Friday night, October 19, near Exit 49 in Melville.
The accident took place after a car fire was clogging traffic. When the vehicles slowed down, two cars collided, which led to the eight-car pileup. A minivan skidded and was wedged under an oil truck. Butler had been driving the minivan.
Butler and five other people received injuries in the accident.
New York Car Accident
Car accidents involving multiple vehicles take place on our roads every day in New York due to the negligence of other drivers. If you have been injured in a pileup accident, you might wonder what rights you have for compensation. It is sometimes difficult to be involved in one of these accidents, which is why we extend our sincerest condolences to you at this time.
Pileups take place due to the negligence of one or many individuals on our roadways such as through drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and many other actions. It is your job as the plaintiff to be able to prove that somebody engaged in negligent actions, leading to your accident. At Hach & Rose, we offer our full support as you are navigating the legal system toward results. Do not hesitate to reach us for more information on how we can play a role in your claim at 212-779-0057.
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