Suffolk County Police Officers Injured in Recent Car Accident
Two Suffolk County police officers sustained injuries in a recent accident in Copiague, according to the local police department.
The accident reportedly occurred the morning of Monday, June 5, on Great Neck Road near its intersection with Garden Street. According to police, the two officers were in a patrol car heading south when a Jeep that was coming from the adjacent street struck the vehicle. Both officers were transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow to be treated for their injuries, which were not classified as life threatening.
The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash. A police spokesperson did not say if a citation was issued afterward.
Drivers must know when to yield at intersections
Most auto accidents that occur at intersections are a result of a failure of one driver to yield to another. Common examples include a driver blowing through a stop sign or a driver making a left turn failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
All motorists have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely to keep the roadway safe for everyone else. This includes obeying all posted signage, traveling at excessive speeds and refraining from getting behind the wheel if they have consumed drugs or alcohol. When they fail to fulfill this responsibility, drivers could be liable for any injuries that result from their negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a negligent motorist, seek the assistance of a knowledgeable auto accident attorney with Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.