Westbury, NY – Three Injured in Collision on Old Country Rd near Sylvester StNY/NJ Legal News
Westbury, NY (December 19, 2022) – An auto accident injured three people in Westbury on the morning of December 19. Shortly before 3:00 a.m., a drunk driver from Hicksville was arrested after causing the incident.
The intoxicated driver was traveling on Old Country Road near Sylvester Street in Westbury at around 2:45 a.m. when he hit a tree, authorities said. All four people present in the vehicle were treated at the scene and transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
One passenger was listed in critical but stable condition. The drunk driver was arrested and faces seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, and three counts of third-degree assault.
Authorities in Westbury continue to investigate.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
New York Car Accidents
The United States sees millions of car accidents every single year. In one recent year, there were over 6 million accidents recorded that caused injuries to over 4 million people. The majority of these accidents are, unfortunately, caused by negligent drivers. Driver negligence has become a serious issue in the US throughout the past decade. Drivers think it’s ok to check their phones, eat, groom, and put on makeup while behind the wheel. This is never, ever safe and almost always results in some type of accident. Sadly, about half of the collisions that occur in the US end in injuries for at least one person.
When car accidents happen, sometimes, only property damage results. Unfortunately, about half of the time, people involved end up sustaining serious injuries. Depending on the cause of an accident, someone may be held responsible for the resulting damages. Those who responsibly conduct themselves while driving don’t usually have to worry about being held liable for collisions; however, those who act negligently usually have to pay fines and even spend time in jail when accidents happen due to their behavior.
In 2015, there was an 11% increase in the number of auto accidents in America. While the population in the US continues to grow, so does the number of auto collisions, as well as the number of angry, inattentive, careless, and inexperienced drivers on the roadways. Additionally, overcrowded roadways are a contributing factor to the increased rate of car crashes seen in the US.
At Metro Law, our firm fights diligently on behalf of our clients who have been injured due to driver negligence. We work to defend your rights and make sure you’re able to recover as easily as possible. After a serious accident, contact a Westbury car accident lawyer from Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.