Staten Island Car Crash
A passenger in a Toyota Corolla, was seriously injured after a man driving an SUV veered into oncoming traffic on Richmond Road near Hunton St. in Todt Hill. The driver of the Jeep is expected to face charges.
A Staten Island Car Crash leaves a 27-year-old man was in critical condition after an SUV smashes into the sedan he was a passenger in on Staten Island early Sunday, according to police.
The 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving on Richmond Road steered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on into the 2005 Toyota Corolla near Hunton St. in Todt Hill early morning Sunday.
The passenger of the Toyota was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North listed in critical condition. The collision sent the smaller sedan nearly 180 degrees, stopping partially mounted on a curb. Emergency responders had to pry the front and rear driver’s side doors off to rescue the Toyota driver, a 28-year-old woman.
The woman and the Jeep’s driver, a 40-year-old man, were also taken to Staten Island University Hospital North and listed in stable condition, according to police.
A pair of eye glasses sat on the ground outside the Jeep, amid the twisted plastic and shattered glass that was scattered around the area.
It’s been reported by police that expected charges would be filed against the driver of the Jeep.
“It’s obvious due to the statement by the police that charges will be filed indicates that the driver of the SUV was impaired at the time.” states New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny.
“This is Driving while under the influence is a recurring problem in our society today. Impaired drivers are a danger to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. This is a selfish and reckless act by the SUV driver in this tragic incident. It’s almost impossible that two moving vehicle going less than 25 mph on a clear day with no traffic are going to collide UNLESS alcohol is involved.
The repeated message of **Don’t Drink And Drive** just doesn’t seem to work. Innocent lives are lost due to the reckless act of on very stupid person. I am an advocate of prison time in a circumstance like this.” suggests Mr. Ajlouny.