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3-Car Crash on LIE Service Road Causes Seven Injuries

A three-car crash on Walt Whitman Road and the eastbound service road along the Long Island Expressway in Melville resulted in injuries to seven people.

The accident occurred the afternoon of Friday, November 3. According to police, a 30-year-old Freeport man was traveling east in his 2003 GMC Yukon along the South Service Road when he hit a 2015 Nissan Altima driven by a 30-year-old woman from Levittown. She was heading south on Walt Whitman before turning left on to the service road. The collision happened at approximately 12:20 p.m.

After the initial crash, the Altima struck a 2016 Toyota Corolla driven by a 25-year-old woman from Allendale, New Jersey. The driver of the Yukon was not injured, but his 27-year-old wife and their four children were taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the Altima was treated for serious injuries at the same facility, and the driver of the Corolla was taken to Plainview hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Left-turn accidents are common

Left-turn accidents are among the most common types of auto accidents, and they often involve a failure to yield on the part of one or more drivers. Sometimes, a motorist turning left fails to yield to oncoming traffic. In other instances, a driver is preparing to safely make a right turn, but traffic behind does not slow down for the turning vehicle, leading to a rear-end collision.

Failure to yield is an example of negligence that can demonstrate a driver was at fault for a car accident. If you’ve been involved in a crash, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.