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New York man killed in car accident, teen driver blamed

One man is dead and another is in police custody following a serious crash on Long Island recently. The New York car accident took place in New Hyde Park and one person has been reported dead. Charges have been filed in association with this case, according to local law enforcement.

According to Nassau County law enforcement, a 17-year-old man's vehicle struck a one driven by a 55-year-old man and carrying his 38-year-old wife and a 6-year-old daughter. The force of the collision apparently killed the driver on impact. The wife and child were taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to reports.

The teenage driver was arrested and taken to a local hospital to ensure his injuries were taken care of, ahead of formally charging him. Four individuals who were riding in his vehicle were apparently uninjured in the crash. Police believe the man was intoxicated at the time of the accident and have charged him with second-degree manslaughter as well as a charge for driving while impaired by drugs. So far, no trial date has been set in association with this case.

If New York authorities are able to prove the man was high when the car accident occurred, he could face serious criminal penalties, despite his young age. Separately, the family of the deceased victim and the injured parties would be entitled to file wrongful death and personal injury suits, respectively, against the driver and anyone else with an ownership interest in the vehicle operated by the teen. Evidence used in the criminal case may serve to bolster the civil case.

Source: greenfieldreporter.com, "Police: Teen in 'intoxicated' state charged after man is killed in Long Island car crash", , Aug. 20, 2014

Source: greenfieldreporter.com, "Police: Teen in 'intoxicated' state charged after man is killed in Long Island car crash", , Aug. 20, 2014

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