A dangerous intersection in Miller Place was once again the scene of tragedy after an accident that claimed a young boy's life. Police reports indicate that the young boy, a 14-year-old who lived in Miller Place, was riding his bicycle across the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle.
Authorities stated that the accident occurred when a woman driving a Honda Pilot turned left in the intersection, striking the boy on the bicycle. Although he was rushed to nearby Stony Brook University Hospital to treat his injuries, the boy was pronounced dead upon arrival. The driver remained at the scene, and her vehicle was impounded in order to perform a safety inspection as part of the ongoing investigation.
The same intersection has featured in a number of accidents in the past several years. Two years ago, a 16-year-old boy, also from Miller Place, was struck and killed by an SUV under very similar circumstances. In 2016, a two-car accident in the same intersection left nine people injured.
While it is possible that additional safety features could reduce accidents in the intersection, the lives of several people are either ended or changed forever. Serious injury or fatal accidents can occur anywhere, even if the location or circumstance is not historically dangerous. if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you deserve to have your situation carefully and professionally evaluated by an experienced attorney. The guidance of an attorney can help ensure that your rights remain protected as you pursue justice for your losses.
Source: Miller Place Patch, "UPDATE: Police ID Teen Bicyclist Fatally Struck By Car On Long Island," Ryan Bonner, Feb. 24, 2017