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One Teenager Killed and Five Injured in Port Jefferson Station Accident

One Teenager Killed and Five Injured in Port Jefferson Station Accident

Port Jefferson Station, NY – A two vehicle collision occurred on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the intersection of Nesconset Highway and Woodhaul Avenue. The car crash happened around 9:30 p.m.

According to Suffolk County Police, the driver of a Honda Accord attempted to make a left turn onto Woodhull Avenue when he was struck by a Ford Bronco. One passenger of the Honda, 16-year-old Isaac Ruiz, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Honda, 18-year-old Christopher Ospina, passengers, 16-year-old Jordan Hatal, 15-year-old Joseph Marzano and 17-year-old Alexa Angelis, and the driver of the Ford, 19-year-old Taner Ustaoglu, were also injured in the collision and transported to the hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Residents of this area report this intersection is very dangerous, especially when making left turns.

Car Accidents 

Unfortunately, there are over six million car accidents that occur across the United States each year. In this horrible accident, the victims and their families should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Inspection of the road conditions
  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Accident history at this intersection
  • Timing of traffic signals

When a car accident occurs, the victims may be left with extensive injuries including:

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

Car Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible. While handling various accident cases, our attorneys have gained experience that has helped them identify some of the most common causes of car accidents:

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

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.   

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