East Islip, NY – Many Hospitalized After Trolley Accident at Union Boulevard
East Islip, NY (May 19, 2019) – Multiple people were hospitalized around 2:00 p.m. today, May 19th, after a trolley accident that took place at a local intersection.
According to Suffolk Police, a vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into a trolley bus that was headed to a wedding. The accident took place at the intersection of Union Boulevard and Hardwood Avenue.
Police say that, at the time, a woman was driving an Alfa Romeo vehicle and failed to stop at a stop sign. She collided with the trolley bus that had been headed west.
The vehicle then struck a pole and wires came down.
At the time, police say that the trolley bus contained 11 passengers and a driver. Five people were taken to the hospital with injuries but are expected to recover.
The driver of the Alfa Romeo was also injured. She is expected to be okay and was issued a summons for failing to stop at a stop sign.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
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Above all else, we would like to take this time to extend our genuine concerns and wishes for recovery to those who were hospitalized during this serious accident. We understand that it can be challenging to recover from a serious car accident in New York but, luckily, help is on your side during this life-changing time. Your health should be the top priority, and after you have taken steps to secure your health, you should speak with a car accident attorney immediately.
Our accident attorneys at Hach & Rose understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a serious accident and are compassionate about helping you through this time. We want to help you hold reckless drivers liable for their actions after they have engaged in negligent driving such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Please contact us at 212-779-0057 to find out what we can do for you in your time of need.
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