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Passenger suffers personal injury following New York accident

A car accident can happen under the best of circumstances. A person can accidentally miss a traffic sign, for example. Unfortunately, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol could increase a person's chances of causing a crash. Police in New York claim that drugs were a factor in a recent incident that sent multiple people to the hospital. A personal injury lawsuit could potentially follow the incident.

The crash happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. on a day in February. Police claim that a 20-year-old male driver failed to stop at a traffic light, resulting in an accident. The driver's car struck a second vehicle before careening into a tree.

All three occupants of the first vehicle were injured, with a 20-year-old male passenger reportedly suffering severe injuries. The injuries of the driver and a second passenger were minor. The three occupants of the second vehicle were taken to the hospital for observation. Police claim that both speed and drug use were factors in the collision. The driver of the first vehicle has since been charged with driving while impaired by drugs.

While the seriously injured passenger is expected to recover from the injuries he suffered in the crash, he may require extensive medical treatment, resulting in significant medical expenses. Likely unable to work while he recovers, his financial situation may become complicated. Fortunately, victims of negligence in New York can seek recompense. An experienced personal injury attorney can help such victims fully understand their legal options and take appropriate action.

Source: Three Village, NY Patch, "Drugged Driver Arrested After Long Island Crash That Injures 3: Police", Ryan Bonner, Feb. 12, 2017

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