19-Year-Old Long Island Woman Dead After Car Crashes into House
A vehicle crashed into a Long Island home in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 12, leading to the death of a 19-year-old woman and a large hole in the front side of the house.
According to Nassau County Police, the vehicle was traveling on Round Swamp Road in Plainview just after 4 a.m. when the driver failed to properly navigate a curve, losing control and then hitting the house. The 19-year-old victim was a passenger in the vehicle. There were three other people in the car, and they were all taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
A mother, father and two children live in the damaged house, but fortunately none of them were injured. The bottom half of the house is made of brick, and the car made a large hole that exposed the interior. The mother was reported to have heard a big bang and screaming, which woke up the family.
The driver is not facing any criminal charges, but officers continued to investigate the circumstances of the crash. Neighbors say the area around the curve has been associated with a large number of accidents.
Motorists must take curves at responsible speeds
Most roads and highways have signs indicating when a sharp curve is ahead. Drivers have a responsibility to pay close attention to this signage and take curves at safe speeds. A failure to do so could signify negligence on the part of a driver if an accident occurs.
To learn more about your legal options after a serious auto accident, meet with a dedicated personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.