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Wrong-way Collision

Driver Killed in Wrong-way Collision

Driver Killed in Wrong-way Collision

Medford, NY – A wrong-way collision injured one and killed another Tuesday, April 26, 2022, just after 8:30 p.m. on Express Drive South and Horseblock Road.  

According to Suffolk County Police, 54-year-old Edward Thornlaw was driving a Cadillac sedan westbound in the eastbound lane. Thrornlaw collided with a Ford Transit 350 driven by 58-year-old Christopher Samson. Thornlaw was transported to the hospital where he later died. Samson was transported to Long Island Community Hospital with injuries.  

Car Accidents 

Head on collisions account for 10% of driving fatalities that occur across the United States each year. In this accident, those injured should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:   

  • Driver accident history   
  • Police accident report    
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol    
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol    
  • Phone and texting records of the driver    
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident     
  • Timing of traffic signals 
  • Inspection of roadway conditions 
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code 
  • Accident history on the freeway   
  • Any video evidence of the crash 

When another person’s negligence causes a car accident, the victims may be left with extensive injuries including: 

  • Head injuries    
  • Back and spine injuries    
  • Rib injuries    
  • Neck and shoulder injuries    
  • And many more…    

Car Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of car accidents include: 

  • Texting and driving 
  • Speeding 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Inexperienced driving 
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.    

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – Express Drive South and Horseblock Road

Express Drive South and Horseblock Road





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