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2-Car Accident on Long Island Kills 3, Injures Several Others

A two-vehicle collision on Long Island in August resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to four more.

According to Suffolk County police, the driver of a red Honda Civic somehow lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the double yellow line before colliding with a Nissan Pathfinder in Medford shortly before 4:30 p.m. There were two passengers inside the Honda: a 20-year-old man from Shirley and a 23-year-old man from Mastic Beach. Both were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 67-year-old passenger inside the Pathfinder was also taken to an area hospital, where she later passed away.

The driver of the Nissan and his wife were treated for non-life threatening injuries at a nearby hospital, as were their 11-year-old and one-year-old sons. Law enforcement officers continued to investigate the accident, impounding both vehicles to perform safety checks.

Victims of car accidents must prove negligence

To effectively seek compensation after an auto accident, you must prove that the party at fault was negligent, and that the negligence led to the accident and your injuries. In this case, for example, the plaintiffs would likely need to point to the fact that the driver of the Civic crossed over the double yellow line — an illegal maneuver.

In addition to proving negligence, you also must provide evidence that the injuries you suffered were in direct connection to the car accident in question.

For more information on how to proceed with a personal injury or insurance claim after a crash, meet with a skilled Long Island auto accident attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.