West Islip, NY – Fatal Sideswipe Accident at NY-231 & Union Rd

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West Islip, NY - Fatal Sideswipe Accident at NY-231 & Union Rd

West Islip, NY (May 13, 2024) – On Saturday, May 11, one person was killed and another was hurt after an auto accident in the West Islip area. The incident took place at the corner of NY-231 and Union Road early that morning around 2:30 a.m. Two vehicles reportedly collided at the scene. 

Local reports revealed that a vehicle carrying five passengers was headed westbound on Union when it lost control and sideswiped another car carrying two people. The collision brought down some power lines and damaged two utility poles. Emergency crews were on the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. One person suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim was transported to a local hospital for additional support. No further information on the incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Sideswipe Crashes in New York

West Islip, NY - Fatal Sideswipe Accident at NY-231 & Union RdIn the United States, there are about 242,000 sideswipe crashes reported annually, and these accidents claim the lives of around 2,500 people on average. Sideswipe crashes cause about 27,000 injuries on American roads every year, and these collisions make up 2.7 percent of all fatal crashes, according to the latest crash statistics. These types of accidents often occur when a driver changes lanes recklessly or veers into another lane of traffic. Whatever the case, these types of accidents are known to result in serious injuries, and it is important that you are ready to get the most out of your case. 

A competent lawyer will be ready to fight for your full recovery during this difficult time. When you work closely with a respected New York Law Firm, you can get the most out of your case. The legal team at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP is here to help you at every stage of your case. Contact our offices today at (516) 774-3635. 

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Disclaimers: To promote safety and prevent tragic accidents, we urge individuals in our community to drive slowly and cautiously. This news article is not intended as a solicitation for business. Any information provided should not be considered professional medical or legal advice. Additionally, please note that the photo used in this post is not from the location of the collision.

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