Riverhead, NY – Head-On Accident Injures Two on Rt 58 near Long Island Expwy

Riverhead, NY – Head-On Accident Injures Two on Rt 58 near Long Island Expwy

Riverhead, NY (July 28, 2023) – A head-on crash happened in Riverhead on July 26. At around 6:00 a.m., emergency responders went to the scene of the accident on Route 58. 

According to reports, the wreck occurred on Route 58 near the Long Island Expressway. Two people sustained injuries, one seriously, and the expressway was closed for over four hours while crews worked at the scene. 

Police in Riverhead report that Stuart Clark, age 58, sustained serious injuries when the 2008 Honda Accord he was driving was involved in a head-on crash with an eastbound 2010 Toyota Highlander driven by Ruth Iglesias, 38, near the Gulf gas station. 

Clark was transported by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center, while Iglesias was taken to the same hospital. Route 58 was closed in both directions from Kroemer Avenue to the junction of Route 58 and Route 25 in Calverton. 

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. 

Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full recovery.

New York Car Wrecks

Car crashes happen in New York constantly. On average, the city sees more than 800 car accidents per day that cause over 200 people to become injured. Sadly, thousands of people end up losing their lives in these wrecks each year. Across the nation, more than 7,500 individuals are hurt in car wrecks daily, while over 100 lose their lives. Auto accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death throughout the country and are often caused by the negligence of drivers. 

Driver negligence is the main cause of car crashes in the United States. Specifically, driver distraction causes the majority of these wrecks. In fact, over 400,000 vehicle accidents are caused by the actions of distracted drivers every year. Drivers have more reasons than ever to become distracted these days, however, they are most often distracted by their cell phones. Though some drivers may think it is ok to look down at their phone for mere seconds while behind the wheel, this is never the case, and can lead to severe injuries or even death for the people involved. 

When you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, and you believe it may have been caused by the actions of a negligent driver, you should call a personal injury attorney who can help you recover from your losses and damages. Riverhead car crash lawyers from the law office of Metro Law have decades of combined experience helping injured accident victims and their family members get the financial compensation they need and deserve after they or their loved ones are injured. You may be eligible to collect compensation for the costs related to medical care, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. Even non-economic damages like emotional turmoil, pain, suffering, and others can be compensated for depending on the nature and severity of your crash. Call the law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to talk to a skilled lawyer about your case. We work on contingency, so you do not owe us anything unless you are able to collect full and fair compensation for your losses and damages.