Off-Duty Police Sergeant Killed in Long Island Accident

August 17, 2011 – Long Island, New York – According to a report from Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York, NY, an off-duty Suffolk County police sergeant was killed in a single-vehicle car accident on Long Island.  The tragic single-vehicle car crash took place on Saturday, August 6, at approximately 5:30 a.m. Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks, 57, of Suffolk County, was driving his department-issued Sedan when he went off the Sunrise Highway, in Moriches, and struck a concrete bridge support.  Reecks had been with the police force since 1981 and was elected commander of the bias-crimes unit in the 1990’s. He led that unit until a command shake-up in January. The tragic accident is still under investigation.  A single-vehicle car crash can lead to devastating injuries. If you were injured in an accident then you should immediately consult with a Long Island personal injury attorney. An attorney can explain your legal options.  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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