Bay Shore, NY – James Lozier Killed in DUI Accident on Montauk Hwy near Gardiner DrNY/NJ Legal News
Bay Shore, NY (August 31, 2023) – At around 10:15 a.m. on Friday morning, August 25, a man from Bethpage was headed east on a highway in Bay Shore in a 2016 BMW. A westbound 2012 Honda crossed the center double line and collided with the BMW, causing the Honda to catch fire with the driver inside.
When police responded, they immediately attempted to rescue the driver, 29-year-old James Lozier, from the burning car. Sadly, Lozier was pronounced deceased on-site by paramedics.
Both police officers also sustained burn injuries while attempting to rescue the man. The driver of the BMW was identified as 33-year-old Amanpreet Singh. He was treated for injuries at the scene and taken to the hospital. He has since been charged in connection with the crash due to being intoxicated.
Authorities in Bay Shore continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of James Lozier at this time.
New York Traffic Crashes
Car accidents happen constantly in New York. In fact, over 130,000 collisions are reported per year in the Empire State. Across the nation, every day, over 17,000 accidents happen, which cause injuries to around 7,500 people. These wrecks happen for several different reasons, however, the majority are caused by negligent driving.
At the top of drivers’ list of negligent actions is intoxication. Over 30% of the national accident fatality rate is caused by drunk/high driving. Driver intoxication is one of the most dangerous types of negligent driving due to the fact that intoxicated drivers are totally impaired, with their vision, judgment, and reaction times extremely reduced.
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