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Drunk NY detective involved in car crash

An intoxicated off-duty detective was involved in a rear end car accident in Queens resulting in one person critically injured early Sunday, according to NYPD sources.

Off Duty Drunk Detective involved in crash on Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

Off Duty Drunk Detective involved in crash on Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

Neville Smith, 32, a detective out of the NYPD 48th Precinct in the Bronx, was preparing to enter the southbound lanes of the Van Wyck Expressway when he rear-ended another vehicle on the entrance ramp near Rockaway Blvd. in the early morning hours, around 4 a.m.

The collision critically injured a 22-year-old woman in the other car. She was immediately transported to Jamaica Hospital where she remain in serious condition.

Two other passengers, a 21-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, were rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Neville Smith suffered some minor head and neck injuries and was also taken to Jamaica Hospital before being charged with driving while intoxicated. (DWI)

He was later charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault and refusal to take a breathalyzer test.

History of officer involved crashes:

  • Off-duty cop killed, sergeant critically injured in Bronx crash – 27-year-old officer died in a horrifying late-night crash when a speeding car driven by a fellow cop careened into a tree stump, flipped upside down — and burst into a fireball.
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11:12 PM

  • Abad faces a 27-count indictment after the March 20, 2015 crash, where he allegedly crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer while driving home drunk from a Staten Island strip club. Abad, according to testimony, had been drinking with three other men from Linden. Two passengers in the car — fellow Linden officer Frank Viggiano and Linden resident Joseph Rodriguez, both 28 — were killed in the crash. A third Linden officer, Patrik Kudlac, then 23, was also in the car. Kudlac and Abad were both critically injured.

  • Driver killed, off-duty cop arrested in Sunrise Hwy. crash, police say. Robert Scheuerer, 24, an officer in the Third Precinct who was off-duty at the time of the crash, was charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. He remained hospitalized Tuesday night with serious injuries and had not yet been arraigned, police said.

  • Off-Duty Officer Charged in Fatal Brooklyn Crash Is Fired. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. on Saturday, near Bedford Avenue and North Eighth Street. Mr. Batka’s Dodge Durango ran off the road and onto a sidewalk, striking Mr. Esquivel and his friends, all in their 20s, as they walked past a row of townhouses, the police and prosecutors said. Photos taken after the crash showed the S.U.V. almost entirely off the pavement. Mr. Batka refused a Breathalyzer test, the police said. He had been scheduled to begin another shift on Saturday at 7 a.m.


After A Crash, See A Doctor

Opting out of seeing a doctor, going to the hospital following a car accident is a big mistake. If you are injured, the medical paper trail provided by the hospital, or physician, will be important in you personal injury claim.

Proof will make you injury claim solid otherwise you will not be able to seek compensation from the responsible negligent drivers insurance company.

How else will you show that your injuries were caused in the car accident? By not taking that ambulance ride, or seeing a doctor after your car accident, you risk being compensated  for your injuries. Don’t go it alone contact a reputable personal injury lawyer immediately after leaving the hospital.

Paul Ajlouny, a New York car accident lawyer, takes calls daily from car accident victims who did not go to the hospital after the accident. “Accident victims face regret for not seeing a physician immediately after an accident. Within a week, even two, the developed nagging back and neck pain.” according to Mr. Ajlouny.

“Don’t give insurance companies ammunition against you.  Say nothing, sign nothing, give no recorded statements.”

After An Accident Seek Immediate Medical Attention

What Happens If You’re Injured In A Car Accident And You Don’t See A Doctor?

New York Most Dangerous Roads

36. The Southern State Parkway – New York, United States

36 The%2BSouthern%2BState%2BParkway 40 Most Dangerous Roads in The World

The Southern State Parkway has been labelled by the State Department of Transportation as the most dangerous state road on Long Island. To compare with other state roads in New York, half of the 10 worst-rated spots was found on The Southern State Parkway the Southern State Parkway.

37.Route 110- New York, United States

37 route 110 40 Most Dangerous Roads in The World

The Route 110 just north of the Southern State and south of Main Street in Farmingdale has been described as one of the most dangerous spots in Long Island’s state routes. The road saw 68 accidents with two fatalities and many injuries over the last two years.

38. Route 12 – New York, United States

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Route 112 just north of the Long Island Expressway in Medford has also been in the list of the most dangerous roads. The list is supported by 41 accidents with one accident victim.

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