Southold, NY – Three Hurt in DUI Collision on NY-48

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Written by Jeremy Schiowitz

Personal Injury Lawyer at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP.

Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.

Graduated from Brooklyn Law School: Juris Doctor, 2003.

Southold, NY - Three Hurt in DUI Collision on NY-48

Southold, NY (May 13, 2024) – Three people suffered injuries following a car accident in the Southold area on Sunday, May 12. The incident took place on NY-48 early that morning around 5:15 a.m. It was later revealed that a pickup truck was traveling on the highway when it left the road and crashed into a tree. 

Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The driver, later identified as 21-year-old Nicholas Grathwohl of Peconic, and his two passengers were hurt in the collision. All three were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital by ambulance after being treated at the scene by attending medical personnel. It was later revealed that Grathwohl was driving while intoxicated. No further information on the incident is currently available. Local authorities are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

DUI Crashes in New York

Southold, NY - Three Hurt in DUI Collision on NY-48Among the riskiest things you can do is drive while intoxicated. Sadly, there are inebriated drivers all across the country who hit the road every day. In 2021, drunk drivers were accountable for around one-third of all road fatalities documented in the United States. It was projected that the annual cost of alcohol-related fatal motor accidents was $123.3 billion in a recent year. Nearly 37 people lose their lives in crashes caused by drunk drivers on American roadways every day. This suggests there is a death almost every 39 minutes. A combined 13,000 more people died in DUI-related crashes in the United States in 2021 than in the previous year, showing that the issue is on the rise. 

You should be held responsible for the reckless actions of a reckless motorist. Instead, you need to work closely with a competent Southold car accident lawyer to get the most out of your case. The legal team at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP is here to help. Contact our offices today at (516) 774-3635 to discuss your case with a caring and knowledgeable lawyer and get started on your claim. 

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