400 Broadhollow Road in Melville was the scene of a crash that left a pedestrian dead.
The crash occurred in the late evening as a 2016 Mazda CX-5 was traveling in the south bound lane. The driver of the Mazda failed to take notice of a pedestrian crossing the road from east to west, hitting him head on.
A physician’s assistant from the Suffolk County Coroner’s Office pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased is currently being withheld until his next of kin are notified. No one else involved sustained injuries.
The Mazda driver has been charged with DWI, according to police, and is being at the second precinct. His arraignment is expected to take place in the coming days at the First District Court in Central Islip.
A law enforcement investigation remains in progress.
New York Law protects victims
It’s easy to feel alone after suffering serious injuries in a car crash. The physical recovery is arduous, but you may also be facing financial issues, like medical debt, and psychological issues, such as mental trauma.
However, victims should know that they have rights. If the accident was the result of wrongdoing, they can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. A successful suit may result in a significant financial award.
The first step is contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. They know the evidence needed to prove your case and can launch a thorough investigation to ensure the truth gets told.
New York residents shouldn’t hesitate to reach out. If cost is a concern, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation at no out-of-pocket cost to the client.