Argument Ends in Deadly Crash on Long Island
Two drivers who were embroiled in a heated dispute got into a car chase that ended in a violent collision. The crash resulted in the death of one driver and the arrest of the other.
According to local law enforcement officials, the accident occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 19, in Hempstead near Acacia Avenue and Baldwin Road. Police say both drivers were in their 20s and knew each other. They got into an argument in Valley Stream that somehow escalated into a high-speed chase that led them to Hempstead.
The driver of one of the vehicles lost control, hitting a tree and then slamming into a building. The impact claimed his life. His 21-year-old female passenger sustained critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment. The crash was so severe that the vehicle was ripped in half.
The other car was discovered by officers a block away and was believed to have crashed into other parked vehicles in the area before it came to a stop. Officers arrested the driver of that vehicle. It was not immediately clear what prompted the argument or the high-speed chase.
Drivers responsible for their actions on the road
All drivers must exercise reasonable caution and safety to ensure the safety of all who share the road with them. This means, for example, not committing acts of road rage that can jeopardize the safety of others.
Road rage is an unfortunately common problem. When it gets out of control, it can cause serious accidents that result in injuries or fatalities. At the very least, it makes the road less safe for everyone.
For further guidance on protecting your best interests after a car accident, work with a skilled personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.