Brentwood, NY – Soraida Polanco Killed in Fatal DUI Crash on Second Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brentwood, NY (October 4, 2021) – At 9:40 p.m. on Saturday night, October 2, a woman was killed in a fatal DUI crash in Brentwood.

According to police, the accident happened on Second Avenue at the intersection with Hilltop Drive. A 27-year-old identified as Christian Lopez was driving an Acura TL headed east when his vehicle slammed into the rear of a Toyota Camry. The Toyota was forcefully pushed into the other lane of traffic where it was struck by a Jeep Wrangler in the passenger’s side.

A passenger was in the front of the Toyota, identified as 57-year-old Soraida Polanco. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and was pronounced dead while there. Her husband was driving the vehicle and was hospitalized with serious injuries. Other injured parties included a 71-year-old passenger in the Jeep, the female driver, and her two young sons in the backseat.

Lopez was arrested on charges of driving while impaired or on drugs.

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

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

Fatal Accidents in New York

New York sees many fatal accidents every single year. In fact, car accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations and fatalities in the state of New York each year. Hundreds of lives are lost every single year as a result of fatal accidents. Though these accidents can happen due to many different reasons, drunk and drugged driving accidents are some of the most severe. If you and your family have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, you have options. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.

Losing somebody close to you in a fatal car accident might be one of the most devastating things that you and your family have endured. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a fatal crash caused by another party. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up. You have a variety of options and should speak with a Brentwood car accident attorney immediately.

Brentwood Wrongful Death Attorneys 

Our dedicated accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a fatal crash. Speaking with an attorney can put you on the right path toward results in your dire time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Brentwood at 516-484-4010 for more information on how we can help you every step of the way.

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.