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5-Car Collision on Long Island Express Results in Death of a Driver

One man died and six others were injured after a five-car accident brought traffic to a halt on the Long Island Expressway in Queens during rush hour. The accident occurred Thursday, June 27.

According to police who responded to the accident site, a man driving a black Honda SUV in the eastbound section of the highway swerved left and flipped over the center divider into oncoming traffic on the expressway. There, the vehicle was struck by four other cars, close to exit 17, before coming to a rest. The 67-year-old driver of the SUV died of his injuries after being rushed to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition.

Meanwhile, another six people in those four vehicles that hit the SUV were also injured. Two refused medical attention and four were taken to nearby hospitals, where they were listed as being in stable condition. A 50-year-old man was also arrested for driving on the highway without a license.

Drivers expected to be reasonably safe on the road

All motorists must obey the rules of the road and exercise reasonable caution when behind the wheel. A failure to stay within one’s lane or on one’s side of the highway could result in liability for any accidents and injuries that occur as a result of that negligence.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for damages. For more information on how to proceed, meet with an experienced personal injury attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.