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Collision in Suffolk County Results in Car Careening Into Canal

A recent collision on Long Island resulted in a vehicle careening down into a canal. Several police officers and five other bystanders sprung into action to rescue a couple who was submerged underwater in the vehicle.

According to a representative from Suffolk County police, the initial crash occurred shortly after noon on the corner of Venetian Promenade and Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst. One of the vehicles, a 2016 Subaru driven by an 85-year-old man, backed into the eastbound section of Montauk Highway, where it collided with a third vehicle driven by a 78-year-old man, whose 76-year-old wife was sitting in the passenger seat.

That collision resulted in the third vehicle being sent through a fence and into the water. Footage released of the incident shows several people springing into action while the car was partially submerged to come to the couple’s rescue.

The female passenger of the vehicle was pulled out of the car with no pulse, but had her pulse and breathing restored after an officer performed CPR. Several other people were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Determining liability in car accidents

For a victim of a car accident to recover compensation for their losses, they must be able to prove liability on the part of another party. This means collecting evidence of the defendant’s negligence and using it to showcase that their actions directly led to the accident that caused their injury.

For more information about the steps you should take as a plaintiff in a car accident case to set yourself up for success, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP.