August 17, 2011 – Long Island, New York – According to a report from NBC New York, a woman under the influence of drugs while driving hit 3 teens on Long Island. Cathleen Wild, of Lindenhurst, New York, was driving while under the influence of drugs on Sunday, August 7, at about 11:45 p.m., when she struck 3 teens who had just crossed the street on Grand Boulevard at West Sixth Street, in Deer Park. One of the teens, a 16-year-old, had to be airlifted to a hospital, where they are listed as being in serious but stable condition. The other 2 teens were taken to a local area hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Police also found Wild in possession of a hypodermic needle. If you or your loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, then you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries. Speaking with a Long Island personal injury attorney is the best way to understand your legal rights. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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