Brentwood, NY (October 17, 2021) – Around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, October 17, a man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Brentwood.
According to Suffolk County Police, the accident happened on the Long Island Expressway. A Kia Optima was driving westbound on the highway when it was suddenly rear-ended by a Honda Accord. The Kia was struck so forcefully that it ran into the guardrail. The driver of the Honda immediately fled the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The passenger in the Kia, identified as 62-year-old Terence McAree, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead while there. The unidentified driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Police have not said if they made an arrest of the party who caused the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
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.
Fatal Accidents in New York
More fatal accidents occur in New York than many other states in the U.S. Hundreds of victims are killed every year in fatal accidents throughout the state. Though these accidents take on many forms, hit-and-run accidents are some of the most severe. This is due to the fact that the driver who causes the accident flees the scene without stopping. This may mean that you will miss out on the opportunity for treatment for a longer period of time. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is imperative that you speak with a dedicated attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
Losing somebody you love in a car accident can affect your life in many ways. Families often wonder where they can turn during these difficult times. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash, you may have questions that you are unable to answer on your own. You may also wonder how you will afford to pay financial losses as you are grieving the physical loss of your loved one. You should never have to worry about how you will pay the bills after a fatal crash. This is why it is essential to have the help of a Brentwood car accident lawyer on your side.
Brentwood Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Brentwood at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can help you.
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