Two people were injured in Brentwood during the early morning of Nov. 26, according to police on Long Island. New York authorities have determined the car accident took place just before 5:27 a.m. So far, no charges have been formally announced in connection with this crash, but police are still investigating.
Details of the crash are still unclear as of this writing, but it has been confirmed that at least one vehicle was involved. Police arriving at the scene found a sedan overturned and cut in two by the highway divider. A box truck was also stopped at the scene, but it is unclear whether it was involved in the crash.
Police reported that several people were injured in the crash. Two people in particular suffered serious injuries and were rushed to a local hospital. The Long Island Expressway was closed for nearly five hours as police conducted their investigation at the crash site.
When a car accident of this type occurs, police typically move to investigate more thoroughly before releasing information about the crash to the press and the general public. Once a cause has been determined, however, they will announce any formal charges and usually the identities of those involved in the crash. At this time, New York law allows injured parties to file personal injury lawsuits against the driver or drivers believed responsible for the accident. Criminal charges do not need to be filed in order for such suits to be processed in civil court, but police evidence can be helpful in winning damages.
Source: abc7ny.com, “2 people injured on Long Island in early morning accident“, Nov. 26, 2016