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Fatal head-on collision at notorious Long Island curve

Another person has died and a woman suffered serious injuries recently at a curve that is accumulating a history of being the site of serious and fatal car accidents. The most recent car accident involved two vehicles in a head on collision. The accident happened right in front of a roadside memorial commemorating another deadly crash.

Details were still sketchy about what caused the accident, but police say a man driving a Ford Mustang died in the crash. A young woman, who was driving a Ford Focus, got taken to the hospital in a hurry to treat what reports called serious injuries.

The last fatal incident along this stretch of road happened in 2015, when a man got thrown from his vehicle after a crash involving three cars. Police attributed that crash to the actions of a drunk driver. Another drunk driving accident took the life of a man commuting home from work back in 2010. It was not clear whether police suspected alcohol or excessive speed to be contributing factors in this crash, although the accident did happen shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Although in this case there will certainly be additional investigation, it is a rare day when a head on collision happens by freak accident and does not involve some sort of negligence on the part of one of the drivers. Depending on what comes of the investigation, the young woman who is now recovering from a serious injury or the family of the deceased man may be entitled to compensation from the other driver.

Source: New York Post, "Another fatal crash at infamous curve on Long Island highway," Victor Alcorn and Daniel Prendergast, July 20, 2017.

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