HEMPSTEAD, NY – According to Longisland.com, a car accident took place on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at about 2:12 in the morning. Four vehicles were involved in the crash.
Reports indicate that a Ford Econoline was disabled and left in the right lane of the Southern State Parkway. Behind the Ford was a Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan was hit by a Honda Accord that was driving in the right lane. The impact caused the Nissan to crash into the Ford. The driver of the Honda then lost control of the vehicle and hit a Toyota Sienna.
There were two people injured in the Ford, and eight people sustained injuries in the Nissan. The person driving the Honda was injured as well. No one in the Toyota suffered any injuries. The crash shut down the parkway for several hours.
The person operating the Honda suffered the most severe injuries, which reportedly included facial and pelvic injuries. That individual was identified as 31-year-old man from Rosedale.
The driver is facing charges for Driving While Intoxicated.
The investigation is still being carried out.
While there are fewer drunk drivers on the road now than there were in previous decades, these drivers still cause a high number of traffic accidents and related fatalities. In 2016, about 28 percent of all vehicle fatalities were caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. While driving under the influence is illegal in all 50 states, people across the country still get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol millions of times a year. In addition to alcohol, drugs often play a role in car crashes. About 16 percent of motor vehicle collisions involve drugs rather than alcohol.
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