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Head-on Crash Leaves One Dead and One Injured

Head-on Crash Leaves One Dead and One Injured

Melville, NY – A crash, involving a wrong-way driver, killed one person, and left another critically injured on Thursday, April 14, 2022, just after 11 p.m. The crash occurred on Express Drive South at Maxess Road. 

Marie Louis, 56, was driving a Honda Civic westbound in the eastbound lane and collided with a Mercedes Benz, driven by Venetia Atkinson, 61. Both drivers were taken to the hospital where Louis was pronounced dead. Atkinson was treated for serious injuries. Suffolk Police are investigating the cause of this accident. 

Car Accidents 

Over three million people are injured in car accidents each year in the United States. In this horrible accident, those injured should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing: 

  • Police accident report 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Any testing of the driver for drugs and alcohol 
  • Any history of the driver with drugs and alcohol 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident 
  • Accident history on this road 
  • Video from office buildings on this road 
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code 
  • Determination is road signage is clear and up to code 
  • Inspection of roadway conditions 

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

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

Car Accident Attorneys

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and highly trained car accident attorneys have 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 
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement 
  • Speeding 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Inexperienced driving 
  • Distracted driving 

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 at Maxess Road

Express Drive South at Maxess Road





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