On behalf of Mitchell Sassower of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Friday, October 23, 2015.
Just beyond the eastern edge of New York City, the Northern State Parkway begins its winding way across Long Island. Earlier this week, a 25-year-old woman trying to elude police went in the wrong direction on the highway in an early-morning chase. She slammed her vehicle head-on into a car driven by a 60-year-old man headed home from work.
Both drivers were killed in the violent wrong-way collision near Dix Hills, police said. Officials said they suspect that the woman was driving drunk.
"My dad, after working 12 hours, coming home from work to his family -- such a senseless tragedy," the dead man's son told a New York City TV station. The man had finished driving a taxi and had parked the yellow vehicle in Floral Park and was headed home to Smithtown when the crash occurred.
"It's been three days and I wake up every morning and all of a sudden I realize that maybe it's a dream," the son said. "Of course it's not."
Police said they had followed policy in the chase, trying to apprehend a driver they believed to be intoxicated.
The state says on its DMV website that there were 7,849 alcohol-related crashes in New York State, with 270 involving fatalities and 3,974 that caused personal injuries. Consider that all of that human devastation was completely preventable.
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