Wrong Way Driver Collision on Long Island Highway

A wrong way driver caused an accident on Long Island that claimed two lives. The high speed crash occurred along Sunrise Highway near Exit 57 on November 28, 2016.

The reason the driver was driving the wrong way on the highway remains under investigation.

What is known is that a 23 year old male driver entered the westbound side of the highway driving in the eastern direction around 4:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The young man’s Infiniti sedan then struck a Chevrolet van travelling an estimated 50 miles per hour.  Both drivers were killed.  The sedan was completely destroyed, and the driver side of the van was completely smashed in.  The passengers were taken to the emergency room at nearby Woodhaven Medical Center.

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● Car Accidents

● Bus Accidents

● Truck Accidents

● Workplace Injury

● Construction Site Injury

Common Motor Vehicle Injuries:

Broken Bones

Head Injury

Organ Damage

Wrongful Death

Wrong Way Driver Accident Lawyer

Wrong Way Driver Accident Lawyer Reviews Possible Negligence

Common reasons for a driver driving on the wrong side of the road include:

  1. Poorly marked roadway entrance
  2. Inexperienced driver
  3. Intoxicated Driver
  4. Inattentive or Distracted Driver

When a highway entrance is poorly marked, or the sign is blocked by debris, the State’s Department of Transportation can be held civilly liable in a court of law.

A wrong way driver accident lawyer can establish the State’s negligence with the testimony of roadway safety expert witnesses.

However, if the young driver was not paying close attention to the road, he (or his estate) can be held financially liable for the injuries sustained by everyone else in the crash.

Police and the victim’s families will investigate the wrong way driver’s mental state at the time of the collision to determine the extent to which he was at fault. Investigators will review the man’s whereabouts in the hours before the crash.  Occupants of his vehicle will be interviewed and may be required to testify under oath.

Hit by someone driving the wrong way?

If you have been in an accident with a wrong way driver, take prompt action to protect your rights.

Promptly notify your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company.

File a Notice of Claim with 90 days against the City and State of New York if an inadequately marked roadway entrance / exit is responsible.

For a free consultation about filing a claim for money damages, contact our wrong way driver accident lawyers in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, NYC.

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Michael Hurwitz, Esq. is the managing member of The Hurwitz Law Firm, PC, and is a personal injury attorney representing accident victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout the New York City region.